I should have posted:Homer's birthdate is given as March 17, 1853: Homer's father John, b. Dec. 18, 1819, d. April 4, 1872. Sarah Ann (Beers) years are April 1, 1817 - July 13, 1867. Of six children born to John and Sarah, four were living at the time the sketch was written (1888),children's names = Snowdon, Homer, John, and Franklin. John Sr. remarried to Miss Mary J. Nabors and they had a daughter named Lura.,,,personal note--the Snowdon listed here should not be confused with Snowdon Lewsader b. 1900, son of Joseph Franklin Lewsader and Abigail Lilly Lovall.