I am very new to this so if I make a mistake,plz bear with me :0) Thanks to everyone who sent info. Yall are great! The question are they realated is a big part of the problem. According to most records I have found,they would be brothers. But, I cannot fit Joseph in there. His name is on none of the census records. I am tracing all Tesseneers at this point bcause its a relatively small family. Starts with Nicholas Tesseneer Sr b. abt 1734 Germany. Arrived in America in 1771 with 1st wife Anna Catherine & 2 brothers. Brothers went to Asheville,Buncombe Co,NC area( may have been part of Tenn at that time). Nick Sr worked in Pa. for 7 urs to pay for passage on ship. 1st wife died,Nick Sr moved with family called Felbach(Philbeck) to SC. Married Margaret Henrieta Felbach & settled in Duncans Creek area of Rutherford Co,NC. Son Nicholas(Knuckles,Nuckles) Jr is the father of William Thomas b.abt 1814. He is listed as the father of both Isaac & Joseph. But I cant find them on a census together. I have found some evidence of a mystery around Isaac & Adaline. Any ideas where I can go from here will be greatly appreciated!