Thank you so much for your intrest. This is everything that is known. He[John] came to this area about 26yrs of age. He went to work at a sawmill in Doerun, Ga. He was already skilled at this type of work. He would never give any information on where he came from or any family saying it was best to leave the past in the past. It would only bring trouble, he said. My grandmother[his daughter-in-law] said he told her one time that he had sisters named Jessie and Ellen. Not sure what is true. He could have change his name. He was very protective about his past and would get angry when questioned. 1930 census says parents were from France. So he told different things at different times. Not sure I can go anywhere with what I have. Again, thank you for your intrest.