You are right:John Howard Cavender, b. 5-15-1855 m. Effie Greenleaf on 12-7-1876, Greys Summit MO.They had son John Howard Jr. b. 12-23-1877 St. Louis, m. Louise Phillippi on 12-26-l901, St. Louis.They had son John Howard III b 12-26-1902, Kansas City Mo, d. 2-1976. NOW:The father of JH was John Smith Cavender b. 1855, b 1824,d. 2-23-1886, m. Lucinda Rogers on 7-25-1854. Watertown Mass.Father of J Smith Cavender was John Cavender, b. 1796 Greenfield NH, and father of this last John Cavender was Charles Cavender, b. abt. 1750 in Ireland, d. 1783 Greenfield NH.I am descended from Charles & have written a book about his life.I have also written a monograph about John Cavender b. 1796 who was prominent in St. Louis history as was J. Smith C. b. 1855, (a Civil War general & Sen. in MO). If you search on web for St. Louis genealogy, the monograph on John 1796 is there.I understand the Phillippi family was also prominent & was searching for more info.These dates are documented.I have children/dates for these people.