Hi June, My ggrandfather is John Sanford Cook KIFER. According to his military records, he was born in Greene Co, Tn. in 1842. He first shows up in Scott Co., Mo. on the 1870 census. I can not find his parents. They may have been going to Tx. also and died on the way. If you ever run across his name please let me know. I have large amount of data on the KIFER's in SouthEast Mo.