Thank you Ron for the extensive effort you made, and for the links, which I will definitely check into. I too was puzzled by the 1900 census stating that Maro had 2 children, with one living. We had never heard of her having a child that died, and of course George did not die. I just assumed it was an error, as there are always errors in the census. I couldn't understand why they didn't list his occupation, I know he worked in the lumber business, and was a minister, but I don't know if that came later on in life. I wondered why he would have been born in King Co., when his mother's family all lived in Lewis Co. His father's family all remained inKy. Maro was only 15 when she wed in Oct. of 1897, and Joseph Perry was 19. I am trying to determine if they were married in Wa. or Ky. I can't find a record for the marriage in Ky. The LDS site stated Lewis Co. The LDS also states George being born in Seattle,Wa. June 3,1900. Also, I am the one who posted the info. on the Family Tree written by Nana4Vandy on ancestry.com I am a contributor/editor for her tree. My grandmother (George's wife) had written in her family Bible that he had joined the Navy, and was at Chicago's Great Lakes, and Norfolk,Va., but that he was later discharged for not being old enough. I assumed he was just going with that story to cover up the reason he was discharged, because I thought you only had to be 16 to join, once upon a time. Anyway, they had always said that he was born June 3, 1900 in Seattle, Wa. I can't find George and family nor Joseph Perry and family in the 1930 census (they lived in Ky. at that time, George could have been in Oh.or Ky.) I can't understand why I can't find either of them in that census. In your opinion as an investigator, do you think that the Navy would have records of him, or pictures maybe, that I could obtain? Again Thanks very much for the leads. Deborah Hayden.