Hello Linda: Your John Florida has a possibility of being my 2ndGGF. I just found your message on the 24th (of August) and I noted some very interesting similarities. (My John Florida was brother to my grandfather, Albert.) · Our family lore has it that the family name was Flaherty before being changed after records were lost and some official couldn’t spell and arbitrarily chose Florida. · Our Florida has some misspelling, one of which was Floridia. I can’t seem to find the other misspellings at the moment. (I think it was connected to my GGM being listed as Florinda J. in her father’s household after her marriage.) · There are connections to Canada and New York. An obituary, which I suspect was heavily contributed to by my grandaunt, has John’s father born in Canada. All the censuses I have found have John’s father born in New York, and his grandmother in Canada. · There is a military record (Civil War) that has a cross reference to Flaherty; also a pension record that links my GGF to my GGM. May I send you a GEDCOM file? I would start with my 2ndGGF, currently in my AFT database as Unknown Florida (m. to Unnamed Unknown) and take it through the 4th generation to include John’s nieces and nephews. I haven’t found any wife or children for John.