I believe the Carickhoofs were all my Great x7 Uncles descendents, his brother my Gx7 Grandfather is responsible for all the others youve mentioned. I have yet to make the indisputable connection though and may never do so. The Brothers were both Hessians who were captured at Saratoga in 1778, and migrated from the Lancaster PA area into the Valley sometime around 1820. While most of the Caricofes were in the Sangerville area the Carickhoofs were further west into whats now W. Va. James Carickoof was ultimatly promoted to Sgt. and his Son (Im fairly Certain) was a Capt in the 62nd. Which is where allot of my clan wound up. Thanks George. Truly appreciated.