I am searching for the parents of John Malcom Giles. He was living in Rusk Co., TX with a widow and her daughter at the 1900 census. He was only 17 and probably their hired farmhand. He married in Runnels Co., TX to Florence Bates. Census records indicate his father was born in South Carolina and his mother in Texas. I have found some Giles families in neighboring Panola Co., TX in the 1880 census. With the 1890 records destroyed, I can only hope someone out there knows something about this family.