Well, I have reached the point of insanity. I have traced back my great-great grandfather Nathaniel Rountree (b. 1822 - d. Abt 1866) to his father William Rountree (b. 1789) all of Nansemond County Va, using the Census. I have found a William Rountree in Nansemond County in 1789 on the tax Roll, and as he was the only Rountree listed, and since the family held the same lad for generations, I am assuming this is probably William's father. The first Rountree on record in Nasemond County is Frances Rountree, who indeed had a son William. Frances was born abt 1676. Now here is where the confusion begins. In the family trees at Ancestry.com, Frances is listed as having been born in multiple places and died in multiple places, all in areas around Gates Co. Va ( a mile from the ancestral home) and Nansemond Co. where he lived and most likely died. Does anyone have any real research on the Frances Rountree that patented land in Nansemond Co? I believe he came from Ireland, but his ancestry is originally English, although it may have been several generations back. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.