Thank you for your thoughtful help - I am finally in contact with someone from the area of Livingston who is going to be my "legs" and get actual documentation to confirm parentage. You simply can not just take what is listed on indexes without confirming actual documents, which is where I am at now. I have seen too many attach those of same names, close to same births, and end up finding out that is not the right person.
Are you related to this Arthur? You sound angry about his father "shipping" him off??? Am just curious. Have yourself a nice day and again, thank you in giving databases on line where I have found him!