Hi Tom, Thank you for responding,I spoke to my aunt today about her Father Bernard Francis Gorey born 1903 in Montgomery Alambama, she said he was named after a Bernard. Gosh I hope I can go beyond the Michael Gorey born 1830, my aunts great grandfather, she hadn't met him that she knows of. I will keep looking as it is becoming a passion for me. Looks like you have done allot of geneology and research.
We may connect one day. you never know! Thank you.