I tried to contact you once before from a very old message and never got a reply, anyway, I too am from the Lorenzo Dow Rutledge1813VA line. Have family bible record from his kids to share (Jackson Middleton Rutledge>Lorenzo Dow Rutledge>Elizabeth J. Rutledge is my line>Baugher>Eggimann>me)
Have info from Rutledge mailing list on Rootsweb and several genealogy files there. That line too is trying to get back to SC but they tell me Jackson Middleton Rutledge +Singleton are Lorenzo Dow's parents. They thought his mother possibly wasn't married to his father. Jackson Middleton Rutledge +Singleton parents of Thomas, Emmanuel, Lorenzo Dow, Lucy according to what I have heard.
Most of our line went to TN Hawkins Co. and Bledsoe Co. 1840ish census, before going on to Hardin County, IL (Harrisburg, IL and down to the KY border at Crittenden Co KY) Don't remember if it was my Rutledges or Ratcliff's that also went on to Sikeston, MO.
Finding a direct link to the Decl signers is important quickly for me since I have 2 kids in college next fall and there is a scholarship for decendents of signers of decl.
Contact me at Light60466@aol.com
and I will share what I know.
Sincerly, Barbara Eggimann Krupa