Recently(3 months ago) I found my younger brother on Facebook I'm doing this genealogy for him as a surprise birthday gift.And his son has been helping with what he can. Evidently my dad didn't talk to my brother much about his family or childhood either. But my nephew told me that my dad had been living with him and his family just before he died,in Indianapolis. And he has a grave marker,although he was cremated.I think he may have bought his burial plot back in the 40's when his first wife Kathrine E. Runion died and I was told there is also a small gravestone beside his and I think that is probably my dad and Kathrine's infant son that died at 3 months old. I think his name was also William. I still have not found any record of birth for my dad's mom,Mary Allen or the year she died or the cause of death. I did find records of a Mary Allen that died in a hospital but I can't remember where I wrote down that tid bit of info!Finally this end of the family puzzle is getting pieced together ( thanks to your help) and I've found what I believe to be the rest of the family back to the marriage of Robert Swails and Anne Yates Wilcoxen Prather 1 Sept 1800 in Baltimore Maryland.I've traced the prathers back to the year 1500 with the help of Gary Prather. I can't seem to find any further info on Robert other than he was a veteran of the revolutionary war.No idea who his parents were or where they came from.