So since we are family, my father in law is his son, only living family left is his son and grand kids and great grand kids. We SHOULD BE able to get the info. All the land and stuff went to my father in law when John died. He only had one other son who died 10 years ago. My father in law is the only one left.. And he knows what I know. .. We could at least dig up his marriage records.. Since he was married in 1949, that should be open and easier to get.
Thank you for your guidance. I am also emailing local history museum that says they help in genealogy! (I live in the same area that he lived in as we'll, might make this easier to dig)