I was wondering if you might be able to help me with a mystery. I am searching for a vital record, i.e. will or something, that would verify John Calvin Montfort and Nancy Agnes Mitchell are the parents of Israel J. Montfort (Monfort) born 1812 in Henry Co. KY. Everything I have found on the internet states that they are but I haven't found a vital record that proves they are. The problem is that I have a handwritten letter found at my great grandparents house after their death that says,"... my grandfather was one Joseph Monfort married to miss ____ Spicer of VA.... they are the parents of Israel J. who is married to Mahala Marston." The exact author is not known, but most likely would have been my great grandfather's grandmother Mary Allen Monfort (daughter of Israel Monfort). Everything I've read leads me to believe that John Calvin is the father, except this handwritten note, so I can't be 100% convinced until I find some sort of vital record. It just strikes me as odd that they would mistake their grandparents. Any light that you could possibly shed would be greatly appreciated.