Well, not really a descended. My Aunt Helen, Lemuel's granddaughter, married my father's brother, Arlin. I never met any of Aunt Helen's relatives. In fact I can only recall meeting Aunt Helen once or twice. I am however in contact with Helen's daughter, and receive much of the Dowd family history from her.
It is always wonderful to here from family, no matter how distant they may be. If Dowd history is what you seek, I would be more than happy to find out what I can.
39645045-Ellie Fay Abercrombie Ellie Fay Abercrombie's mother was Ellie Puckett, 3rd and last wife of John Thomas Abercrombie. John Thomas Abercrombie was my great-grandfather - my grandmother was Martha Ethel Abercrombie Cook. Thank you, Amanda Cook Gilbert
RE: Abercrombie By the way, you will really appreciate this - John Thomas Abercrombie's second wife, Maud Rice, was his second cousin. Here is the connection. His mother's (Mary Lucinda "Lou" Perry) parents were John Perry and Mary Stanley, who married in Bibb County, Alabama on 16 Jul 1835. Sarah's Parents were Samuel Stanley and Elizabeth "Betsy" Perkins (m. 23 Dec. 1815 in Jackson County, Georgia). Mary's sister, Sarah Ann Stanley married Nelson Henry Rice on 16 Sep 1841 in Bibb County, Alabama. - Maude was the granddaughter of Sarah Stanley Rice. I discovered this because I had a picture of my Uncle Sam and Uncle Marvin together and looked almost like twins, for sure brothers, so I started researching the family and found that Maud married her second cousin, and Sam married his third cousin, Margaret "Maggie" Abercrombie. Amanda (A genealogy story)
1930 Census shows WG Spurrier age 12 living with parents J.G. and Annie Spurrier in Breckenridge, Stephens County, TX. 1940 Census shows Willie G. Spurrier age 22 living with Erta Reed (Esta Reed) and family. Willie is shown as son-in-law with wife Loraine. His residence in 1935 is shown as Breckenrige, TX
In both census birth is shown in Arizona.
Although Ancestry.com shows linkage with the above WG Spurrier with other public records such as Texas Death Index and SSDI the information shown is too short to make a judgement.
The above Willie G. would have married Loraine between 1935-1940 and probably they were divorced shortly.
Will not make the connection in my records with "your" Willie Geater Spurrier pending your evaluation with the above.
RE: Garrett First, I'm sorry for taking so long. Not only have I been busy, but this web site leaves me frustrated every time I try to use it.
So, Mable's (second) husband was Kenneth Garrett. They lived in Eastland and had three boys. I can't remember the first now, but can find if you are interested. He was from Mable's first mariage. The second was Glenn, and last Lyndell. Glenn and Lyndell are living.
Kenneth's father was Harmon Garrett, and grandfather WV Garrett.
Harmon and wife Ella had seven children. I can get you the names if you want.
Mable & Kenneth Garrett These are my aunt and uncle. Their children are Kenneth Glenn Garrett and Lyndel Garrett. Both are living. Mable's first son was Billy Jack Garrett (adopted last name). He is deceased.
I am interested in any Garrett or link to Garrett's that you may have.
I also have more data on Garrett's if you would like.
Alice Waddle Jenkins 1869-1941 She is my 2nd great aunt on my father's ( Waddell) side. We are also descended from the Oglesby's. Her mother was Cynthia O. from MS. I would like to know any info you have on the Oglesby fam. Great mystery surrounds Alice and fam. as their parents both died in TX at the close of the Civil War. They remained not returning to Oglesby or Waddell family members in MS but were adopted by their maternal aunt Liza already in TX in 1868 or so.
RE: Ritchie Merle, Please use the "Request A Photo" tab on the memorial for the request. I am curious how you tie in with the Vaden Family in Smith Co. Tennessee. My Great Grandmother was Mary Mollie Dyer who was the daughter of Apollas & Sarah Myers Dyer. Mary married my Great Grandfather, Rev. William Thomas Vaden. Thanks, Cecil