Thanks, Helen for the quick reponse. I understand the frustration, "my" John Lemarr seems to be something of a lone wolf with no family around him, in either Clark County, Missouri or in Arkansas, leading me to believe that he was the youngest child or that both parents had died prior to his move to Missouri. The only thing I know is from his military record that he was born in Ross County, Ohio and his father's birthplace is Maryland. If I come across more on your family while I am searching for John's family, I will post it here. Thanks, again!