This is my brick wall--at least her husband Calvin is! And her ancestry is not any clearer. After Calvin's death in 1832, Eliza married Joseph Thompson and her daughter joined the DAR (Book 1) using Zephaniah Everton as her grandfather. (She ought to have known who her grandfather was, right???) Now I find that the genealogy of that entry was rejected by the modern day DAR and is no longer believed true. Eaton's history of Thomaston and Rockland, Maine claims an Eliza Everton as Calvin's wife, and the town records of Thomaston, ME have three declarations of intentions to marry for the couple from May of 1816 to Oct of 1821 with an eventual marriage in Nov. of 1821. My Dad told me that it was not uncommon in those earliest of days for Maine couples to await the arrival of a minister for the actual marriage while declaring intentions whenever the occasion (birth of a child, perhaps?) presented itself, while living as married and held as same by the community. Calvin's and Eliza's first child, my ancestor Calvin, was born early in the co-habitation, 7 April 1817. Now, was Eliza the daughter of Zephaniah and Margaret Watson? Eaton does not list a living Eliza, saying that Oliver was first 1798. Frederick Pierce in his extensive book on the Whitney Family further murks up the waters by plopping Calvin and Haynes in the family of Jonathan Whitney of Fitzwilliam, NH, a glaring error. By the time Calvin was in Maine, Jonathan's son Calvin was heading for Wisconsin, founding a Whitney line there. I was fairly easily able to prove THAT line, but my own?--the very definition of "Brick Wall!"