My apologies, Mr. Hull! Mahala Drace, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Alkire) Drace was born 1823, and married Jesse C. Hull 10-26-1839. But I'm guessing you already knew that. Mahala's brother, Silas, was my ggggrandpa. Anyway, check out the Drace Family genealogy site at this web address, or the Drace Surname Message Board http://www.familyhistory.com to learn about some cousins. Or e-mail Joe Drace email@example.com to learn about his website. By the way, Michael Alkire was born 1746 or 1748, son of (it is thought) Harmones Alkire, born 1700 in Rhineland, Germany. Emmigrated to Va 1720, same year married Mary Craymare or Craemer. I jussst yesterday acguired most this information from an Alkire website, the location of which I do not remember. Happy hunting!