James Fenimore Cooper appears in notification # 357 as my 6th cousin, 5 times removed, through our MRCA, William Lane (1580-1654), the great great grandfather of Thomas Morey (1709-1775), my furthest documented ancestor in that line. Grandfather William appears to have had two daughters, one with the surname of Lane, one with the surname of Lyme. The Lyme surname appears in James’ lineage. This does cast some doubt on the coupling of the two. It is not unusual for a female to have children with different surnames, but it is very strange for a male to have this show up. Earlier, in notification # 129, I was shown James as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, through our MRCA, John Baker (1576-1594), the great great grandfather of Dinah Harris (1702-1796), the furthest documented member in that line for me. For my lines, the two cross at Morris Jenks, my great great great grandfather. In #357, he is the great grandson of Thomas Morey (through his mother’s line). In # 129, he is the great grandson of Dinah Harris (through his father’s line). The two cross for James at his grandparents: #357 has Hannah Hibbs (1730-1777) and # 129 has James Cooper (1729-1795). All in all, this could be a real pile of genetic spaghetti.