Jennifer Thank you for your reply. Yes I have used every kind person I could find in the Colorado and Huerfano ( where Charles R. was born) county sites.The people there were so nice but they could only help so much and it was through them that I found the info that Charles was born in CO and his father in Ohio. Before that I couldnt even prove that he had a mother and father!
I am pretty clueless on how to go about all of this and I really rely on the kindness of others who know better. So, thank you for your suggestions.