Have discovered that my great-grandparents ([Annie] Ferby Thompson and James M Sampson - who were supposedly both from Illinois) lived in Cherokee Bay, Randolph County, Ark and were married in Clay County on 1 October 1886.
The marriage license bond was signed by the groom (James Sampson) and J C Thompson. Don't know what relationship he or she was to Annie/Ferby.I haven't been able to track down J C Thompson and would welcome any information about that person's life.
James and Annie/Ferby Sampson then had a boy born in 1887 and another in 1889. Believe that they may have been born in Reyno, Randolph County, Ark, but have not been able to document it.Could anyone suggest how/where to verify these births?
My family history says that James (Murry?) died early.I would like to find out when, where, and why.
I know that per the 1900 census Annie/Ferby was living in Texas, had remarried and had 3 more children.
Lots of questions here.:)Thanks to all who can help.