Hi, thanks so much for trying to help! I know when he was born and who he was married to. What I want to know is, who his parents were. The courthouse where his birth records were stored burned down in the 1930's and there are no records regarding his parentage that I can find online. I also looked in the geneaology room at the library and there is nothing regarding the Rains/Raines family there either. Vertie was my great grandmother, my father knew her. John Edd died before my dad was born.