I honestly cannot tell you where I gleaned all my information---some from other researchers and a lot from library research---but I, too, show Lafayette as the son of James R Menser and Susannah (or Susan A) Menser. I show the b.d. for James as Sept 12, 1832, and d. Nov 23, 1889, buried at Owens Chapel Cem. Lafayette was probably the 4th child born, Mar 1862. I haven't yet fit these Mensers in with my line---Solomon D and Sarah Rust (or Russ) Menser--- but do suspect that my great-grandfather (Wes Kirby) traveled to AR with the L. Menser family. Hope this helps.