Bill, this info all sounds right on track. It shows that William E. Pierce's father William T. Pierce was born in VA. It's also true that William E.'s mother was born in OH. Would you happen to know how I can get a death certificate for William E.? Would I need to write to the Lucas County Courthouse to make my request? I know sometimes a death certificate will show a more precise location of where a person's parent was from, such as a particular county. I am hoping that it might show what county in Virginia that William E.'s father was from. Thanks very much for your help! Brad.