Kathy - I'm trying to research my paternal grandfather, JOHN PRESTON MICHAEL, born in Unionville, MO, on May 12, 1884. Could he be a descendant of your JOHN PRESTON MICHAEL, born in 1832 in Arkansas, but died in Missouri? I never met my grandfather and know nothing about him other than what Ive already given. However, with the identical names and the Missouri origins, it may be more than just a coincidence. I'd appreciate any information you might have that woould help me trace his origins.