I now know that John Wanless was born about October 20, 1835 in South Carolina, the son of Archibald Wanless (son of John Wanless and Ellen Willis) and Margaret Moorehead (parents unknown).John's wife's name was Marie Angelique Arrivee.In addition to Edward and Helen, they also had a son named Leonard. Edward married Cena Larsen and had one daughter, Mary Ann (my mother), born in 1918. Edward is my maternal grandfather. Leonard was married twice; his first wife was Effie Keaty.His second wife was Emma (last name unknown).Neither marriage produced any children.Helen married John Reinhart.I think they had four children, but I only know the names of 3 - John, Robert and Mary Ellen.
If anyone has additional information on this family, please let me know.Thank you.