Looking for name of parents of my g-grandfather John P. Smith b. 1840 Louisiana. From Civil War Pension records ,I know John had a half-brother named Allen Phillips . 1850 Catahoula Parish census list Robert head with Penelope as spouse as well as John P and William Smith children. I believe Penelope is John’s mother based in part on death certificate of Allen listing parents as Robert & Nellie Phillips. Been unable to locate Nellie or Robert for sure after 1850 census.