I have established by Y-DNA analysis of the Trask and Sanders male lines that Daniel Sheppard Sanders (DSS) or his son Simon Warren Sanders (SWS) and Julia Ann Craig (JAC) were the parents of my great grandfather Daniel Webster Trask (DWT), born at the Craig place on Masonboro Sound near Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina, in 1847. One relationship was that DSS, a widower, owned a farm in the Masonboro Sound area that was adjacent to the Craig farm. Another relationship is that when DWT was born, DSS transferred ownership of two slaves from himself to JAC and her father, Thomas Craig, see slave deeds in New Hanover County Courthouse. At the same time JAC's father gave her a substantial tract of land, see deed in courthouse. However, at no time did DSS nor JAC acknowledge DSS or SWS as the father of the child, DWT. Why? Instead, JAC gave her child, DWT, the last name Trask, a totally foreign name to her Craig family and to the Sanders family insofar as I can determine, as shown in the 1850 US Census. Why? Down the generations a myth developed, engendered by the "Trask" family of whom I am a member and perpetuated in a family history written by my brother, Frederick Graham Trask, that a sea captain from Manchester, Massachusetts, named Richard Trask was DWT's father. That was impossible because Captain Richard Trask died in Massachusetts, 1,000 miles from Masonboro Sound, more than a year before DWT was born, and there is absolutely no DNA evidence of a genetic relationship. It was whispered to me by my Trask uncles and my father that DWT's real father was named Sanders. someone named Warren Sanders. Well, that happens to be the full name of Simon Warren Sanders, a name that has come down in a straight male line for seven generations to the present day. It is clear from the DNA evidence that DWT's father was either DSS or SWS. I want to know why the Craig and Sanders families kept the relationship secret and why the "Trasks" in Wilmington down the generations to this very day have kept this a secret.