I've been conducting some family history too, during the past several months--and looking deeper into the past. These are photos of my second great grandparents, of whom not a whole lot is known. Samuel Cicero Hancock, born circa 1829 Rockdale, Georgia, was a blacksmith by trade; he lived in MS for a time, where he married Sarah Amanda Weeks in 1852; by the 1860 Census they are in Conecuh County, AL and he's employed as a blacksmith near the then county seat of Sparta, with a blacksmith shop nearby. Two of his sons became blacksmiths, and several grandsons and sons-in-law. Nothing is known of his parents (yet), though I have her parents, grandparents and lineage quite a ways back. I believe a trip to MS is going to be in order, and possibly a trip to GA!