Thanks Sanders. I did find Jewell's father and mother, Gabel Barney, and Katie Whitley. Found them in Lamar County, Texas, of all places! This particular line of Whitley's claim to have had a chair factory in Kentucky, and it does seem that's where Gabel was born. It is like pulling teeth, trying to find these people!
I am no further than Gable, because those living barely remembered that name, let alone anything further back. I would like to get back at least as far as their home country. For the record, though, Gabel and Katie had 3 boys that I've found. William, Johnnie, and Jewell Houston "Jude". Jewell ended up in Garfield county, Enid, Oklahoma.. He had several boys. Those who have passed are Ray, and Robert. There are 6 boys from Jewell and Sylvia Smith.