I'm trying to locate information on my late husband's grandfather William Riley Brassfield born 1870 place unknown, died 1967 California. Mother's maiden name ONA. Wife's name Pearl/Pearlette Josephine born around 1890. Her last name is shown variously as Rerick, Rearick, Reick, Rederrick, Ricks. There were 12 children born in Stigler or other parts of Oklahoma.(3 died in infancy). Zoel Cleon, Roman Ralph, Norman Edgar, Elbert Riley, Bernie Russell, Mildred Paola, Boyd Roland, Cordy Harper, Clayton Parker "Jack". I have contact with their descendents but no-one has any real information on William Riley or his spouse. He claimed to be full blood Cherokee-Choctaw. He may have had relationship with someone named Woods producing a daughter. My husband's father was Elbert Riley Brassfield family bible shows birthplace as Stigler 1919. His army papers show Derrick (Dierks) Arkansas 1920 but neither place has a record of him. He was killed in logging accident shortly before my husband's birth. I live in England so my son and I would appreciate if anyone has time to look into local county records.