I am looking for more information on my great great grandfather Henry Shirk.
All my grandmother knows about him is that his name is Henry, when her father John H Shirk was about 4 years of age his father Henry (who was a pool shark) was at a pool hall in Loudon, Tennessee one night and 3 men were involved in a shooting (unknown if or what role Henry played in this, if any). Henry returned home to his wife Lizzie (Hudson) Shirk, gave her all the money he had, left home and didn't return. 1900 census confirms he was not in the home. Lizzie died about a few years later and Henry shows up in a Census (I believe) in 1910-1920 as a widow living alone, The child spilt into different homes and Henry didn't return for them. However he did return in 1930's and went to visit his Daughter Bessie (shirk) Lynn, while there died in Feb 1935. About 1941 2 men showed up at son John H Shirks home claiming to be the 1/2 brothers of John H Shirk (sons of Henry).
We do not know the men's name's as we don't know if henry remarried or had children with another woman. We do know these two men were later arrested for train robbing and went to prison.
My family geneaology is stuck at Henry Shirk. I would like to find other the names of these two men and/or Henry's Parents names.
Henry Shirk b: Nov 4, 1854 d: Feb 24,1935
Married Lizzie Hudson July 6, 1887
C Bessie (Shirk) Lynn b:1885 d:1961
Jon Henry Shirk b:1896 d:1870
William Rule Shirk b:1887 d:1941
Thank you in advance!