Howdy! I'm working on my tree and have come to a crossroads. Since at least 1999 I've seen a whole bunch of internet family trees (various websites, from Ancestry to Geni to whatever) that list Thomas Midkiff as the father of [Midkiff-17|John Midkiff]]. To date, these trees have all been unsourced. This doesn't mean there's not a good source, but I don't know what that is!
Over the years, some of the kin and I have come to believe a strong case can be made for John's father being a gentleman named Joseph Midkiff, Jr., who sold land to John and his presumed brothers James and Joseph, Jr.
I don't want to make an error here that will mess things up for another 20 years. I'd be thrilled if someone who has really good skills might do a quick search of this Thomas Midkiff on Ancestry or elsewhere (I don't subscribe) and see if he's there, and sourced. You would be my hero!