Like all of you I'm trying to find the origin of the Aleshire name. My father, John Aleshire was born in Springfield, Mo 1904 (d) 1999 (94 years old). One of six children, his father's name was William. Have several relatives in Joplin, MO., and some in Kansas City. Very little contact with them, in partdue to my father's being deaf. My dad indicated that his great grandmother was full blooded indian. Would appreciate any info. Thanks.