The info we have on Joseph Kalin is very sparse. He is something of a mystery man in the family.We know he came to the US around 1841, possibly as a stowaway and,in any case, as a very young man. His nationality is unkn own but different accounts list it as Swedish, Swiss or Irish.He married Mary E. Glover frim Tenn. in Johnson Co. Tx in 1866.They had the following four children: (1) Eliza E. Kalin b. 1866, TX married S.H. Read in 1885 in Wise Co. Tx; (2) John J. Kalin b. 1870 TX m. Cora Thomason 1888, Parker Co. Tx - died ca. 1890; (3) Mary E. Kalin b. 1872, Ark. m. Francis Ward 1893 in Tx children- Jesse J., Lillie and James D.; (4) Martha Caroline Arabelle Kalin b. 1876 Ark. m. Jesse Lafayette Read 1893 in Wise Co. Tx.Mary E. Glover Kalin died in 1888 in Wise Co. Tx.She is buried in the Cottondale Cem.Joseph remarried Ms. July Arnold - the grandmother of Nora Arnold his grandson's wife in Wise Co. Tx.In 1900, he was in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (OK), as were his daughters Mary and Eliza and their families.Does Joseph's daughter sound like the Mary E. Kalin who m. your grandfather?Was your grandfather Francis Ward?Any info about Ms. Kalin and her life would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for your time and input.