Thank you very much for your assistance.When I first posted I just had the information off the soundex microfilm. New information I have off is that both William's and Rachiel's parents were born in Tennessee. Their first three children on the 1900 census were born in Tennessee, 1887 through 1890. The rest were born in Tx beginning with Houston in 1892 indicating they probably moved sometime in those two years. William died about 1900. Rachiel had a daughter, Myrtle, either right before he died or shortly afterward. She was my step-grandmother.The Abernathy line is not my bloodline, but is my stepfather's. Rachiel married a man named Standridge shortly after William died and had three more children with him. The loss of the 1890 census records has really made this a hard search. Maybe this additional information will help.