Thanks for your reply Robert. I am inclined to believe that the two John Stagners you named are the same John. I have a copy of"The History Of Wood County", 1850-1900. There is a picture of John M. & Malinda in there, along with a short write-up & a list of their children. The article does not state whether or not he served in the Civil War, but it does say that he was born in Sept. 1843 in Pike county Alabama. I believe that Peter & Elizabeth were his parents. I am in contact with one of his grand- daughters, so I can probably fiin out from her. Thanks again for your reply. His Granddaughter is 81 years old.