I now know that my gg-grandfather Silas Hoskins' had two sons with Harriet Dixon/Dickson, my g-grandfather Robert Hoskins and Leander Hoskins. Silas & Harriet never married. Harriet Dixon married Robert Cody Burns March 12, 1882 in Clay Co., KY. I have copies of the Civil War Pension files requested by Harriett after the death of her husband. I scanned and posted a statement taken from Silas Hoskins that Robert & Leander are their sons at: http://www.pas01.com/s_e_ky_pictures_page.htm This Harriet Dickson / Dixon is the daughter of John C. Dickson & Eurotus Stringer who were married in Pulaski Co., KY Sept. 21, 1835. John C.'s family were living in Clay Co., KY in 1850 & 1860. They were living in Jackson Co., KY by 1870 in the McKee Precinct. Children of John C. & Eurotus (Stringer) Dixon / Dickson are: my Harriet, William, Mary, James, Nancy, Martha, Winfield, Zachariah, Matilda, Susan, Scott & Taylor. I would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of this Dixon / Dickson family.