I know that people have been researching him for probably close to a decade at least. Which brings these questions on Samuel to mind:
1. How did this name come up as the father? I know the 1900 census has him as SM or SG. It's scribled and hard to read. Sons Mose and Sam have the name of dad as John on death certificates. Son Allen has Joseph as dad on his death certificate. Oldest child, Joseph's ceath certificate is left blank. I haven't found anything on the other children.
2. How can the only document for this man be the 1900 Census? I can't find any land record, birth records of kids, school record, or military record.
3. Where did he get married? According to the Census, he was married 21 yrs. That would make the marrage event in 1879.