Thanks for your efforts. The one thing I am sure about is the year of his birth, which was 1837. This has been confirmed by three sources. He was 23 years old at the start of the war, married to Mary Conley, living and working as a farmer in Johnson County, KY. He had one child at the time, a daughter named Dicey. John, if we don't catch up sooner, enjoy your holidays. Thanks again.