Thank you so much for replying to my plea!I am very new to this and am completely overwhelmed.I will appreciate any pointers and help. John Wesley Coates, b. Sept. 25, 1888, d. May 23, 1943, at least that is the information I was given by family.He was my grandfather. I think he was born in Rusk County, TX and he died in either San Patricio County, TX or Aransas County, TX.Charles was his dad and all I have is his name. His wife, my ggrandmother was Emma Carlton, for whom I have a birthdate and the year of her death. You can email me if you like.