Hi Kathy. Tivis's Mother was Mary Ann Nickels, but His father is unknown. Pleasant J. Steffey and Mary Ann Nickels were married, June 02, 1858.Pleasant J. Steffey died almost 10 years before Tivis Steffey was born on February 28, 1875 in Scott County, Virginia. I went to Gate City, Scott County, Virginia but was unable to find Tivis brith records. I have Tivis death cert.