I'm wanting to research his family's history. As a personal project and to just know where it originated in this country. Thought it'd be interesting. The furthest back I can get is his grandfather, Samuel, born between 1880 & 1893. He lived in Arkansas. It's known that Samuel & his son (Michael's father) Joseph, moved to California (after Samuel & his wife, Crystal Lee King, split up), near Oakland when Joseph was in grade school, so I'm thinking Samuel is buried somewhere around there. I can't seem to find a definite birth year for Samuel, so it will be hard to find any info on him. Can anyone help or does anyone have info on him?