If you are a follower of this blog then you may recall the name Gay Mathis. She is a historian and genealogist who has been so helpful finding new material. She purchased my book and found that the world is small after all. Gay is distantly related to James B. Boisseau, through his mother. Boisseau participated in the duel against R. C. Adams in St. Petersburg, Virginia for the honor of Ellen Stimpson Peniston in 1820. Both men were killed and Ellen married Dr. Ira Ellis Smith, becoming the grandfather and grandmother of Soapy at his birth.