Try this genealogy search tip: search for your ancestor using only his or her first name.
Search using only the FIRST name?
Yes—try it. If you're not finding your ancestor using a surname search, try searching by only using your ancestor's first name. This search technique is especially effective when the name of your ancestor is unusual or a less common name.
A first-name search can be made more effective by narrowing the results you get back. For example, limit the search to a specific newspaper or state. You may also limit the search by year or range of years.
This even works if you're searching for a Tom, Dick or Harry.
Try it to see if that genealogy search tip helps you find the information you need.