Hamiton- I have no information on John. I am at a "Road Block" on Elijah McDonald (my great-grandfather), Born May 20, 1834 Talbot County Georgia. Elijah married a Martha Brooks, born in Georgia, in Pike County Alamba. Story has it that after his release from prison at the end of the Civil War he returned to his lhome in Alabama and found his 7 brothers were killed in Civil War. He than moved his family west to near Greenwood, Arkansas. According to the 1890 Census in Arkansas his parents were born in S. Carolina. Any help ao suggestions of were to look would be most appreciated.