Carole, Ive found a few other things that may help.In the 1900 Census their was a Nicholos Carriger (b: Abt 1855) living in the same county (Somervell) as Jerry B.When I go back to 1880 Census data I can find a John Carriger (b:1859) as a Boarder in Precinct 6, Hunt Co. TX and N. Carriger (b:1855) as a boarder in Precinct 2, Smith Co. TX. Both say father born in TN, mother born in MO for one and AR for the other but that is a common mistake made by those who aren't sure.Now, a key note is that also in 1880 is Ido Carriger (b:1824) in TN. He is without a wife but has 3 children with him, Ido Jr. 17, Stonewall 14 and Elizabeth 19.Each of his children list the mother's birthplace as AR.Ido Sr. would have been old enough to father both Jerry B and Nicholas Carriger. Also, Ido's son Stonewall is in Somervell Co. in 1910 Census.I strongly suspect Ido to be Jerry B. Carriger's father.Ido Carriger is listed as having fought in the 7th Texas Infantry Comp. C during the Civil War for the Confederacy. I've seen the name Ido Carriger before so I just checked around and apparently his wife's name was Mourning Riddle.Here is a query from a Carriger which mentions Ido and Jerry as family,
"I am looking for information about my great-grandfather, Ido Carriger, born about 1815 in TN. About 1855 he married Mourning Riddle, born in 1832 in MO. They had five sons: Uriah Nicholas Carriger, born in 1855; Jerry Carriger, born about 1857; John Robert Carriger, born in 1859; Jack Carriger; and Ide Carriger. I would appreciate any information you might have. Thanks! Frank Carriger"
A few people who are looking in the same family are: email@example.com Becca_C@Prodigy.net
I don't know if those e-mail addresses are still valid. I might still have more data at home on Ido but it will take some digging to find.