DAD: Will Sonnett (Walter Brennan) / Widower-Grandfather
DAD’S JOB: Retired cavalry scout
KIDS: Jeff Sonnett (Dack Rambo) (19)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead. But that’s not important.
STAND-IN “MOM”: Will Sonnett — the grandfather.
Let’s return to a familiar storyline — Grandpa raises the kid when the parents are dead/missing (see The Ed Wynn Show for details). In this western, Jeff Sonnett’s dad, who is also Will Sonnett’s son, disappeared, after dropping off infant Jeff in the care of Will. At the end of the last season, they finally caught up with dad James Sonnett (played by Jason Evers), but the series wasn’t renewed. Guess we’ll never find out what happened to Mom.