My grandfather was Harry Perry (b 1894) from Harsens Island, MI. His father was Henry H Perry (ab 1861) supposedly born in NY or MI, but still unclear. He died in Mt Clemens, MI in 1939. Henry's father, Nelson, was supposedly born in NY in either 1930 or 1939. He died in in St. Clair County, MI in 1911.
From there, it gets difficult. Nelson married a woman named Maggie that was not Henry's mother. I cannot find a birth document for either Henry or Nelson, but I have their death documents. Henry's death document states his mother's name as "Mary" and nothing more. Nelson's states his father as "Dave" and nothing more. Neither of them essentially exist on any census records prior to 1900. I looked in MI, NY, and even Ontario, Canada, but I can find nothing. I would love some help finding out more information on Henry and Nelson (father son) and where they really came from.
Thomas M. Perry