David - thanks for your reply. Actually I have it now. My cousin who is the daughter of "Johnny" emailed me today. Found her on another site.
Walter is the middle name he went by. His name is John Walter Spears Sr.
and Lula Elizabeth Goins. Who I have listed as Elizabeth Gowins on the KY record of Johnny's birth.
My cousin and I are just now getting acquainted and exchanging info. If you would like more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. As frustrated as I we both were at hunting down this family, we would be happy to share anything.