Hi Carolyn, Thank you very much for answering my query.
I already have the census information for Scotland and New Jersey, but thank you all the same. I am sure that the John Cocker who died in 1981 is him, as his birth date, which I downloaded from the "scotlandspeople" web site also shows him as being born Feb. 22, 1891. I have considered buying a copy of his death record, but I would like to know what kind of information is available on this record before I spent the money. I have a photo of his gravestone, which tells me he was a sergeant in the U.S. army, but I don't know for how long he was in the service. The census information is all that I have on the rest of the family since they immigrated to the U.S and I am stuck on how to proceed any further. Any suggestions would be really appreciated?