I just got on this website and I don't know if my response is relevant to yours, but I have traced my family tree back to Henry R Howard and Nancy Howard. Henry and Nancy had Melvin Clarence Howard who married Lydia and they had Jay Thomas Howard. Your post says Merlin, but I believe the handwriting could be in an issue. If you look up Melvin Howard, his siblings and parents are all the names listed on your post. He was my great grandfather. Jay and Grace gave birth to my grandfather, Louis how then married my grandmother, Dorris, after which, for some reason, they all moved to Idaho where they gave birth to my father, Charles Howard. Then there was me, Thomas Howard. So, Henry fathered Melvin who fathered jay. Jay fathered Lewis who fathered Charles. Charles fathered me. If that is close enough proof and you still have those pages, I would be delighted to get them, or even just see them in a scanned form. If I do not get them, for whatever reason, that is ok. I am pleased with the genealogical evidence you've written, for it clears up much of my genealogical gaps.