Doug, I sent the marriage record attached to a Genforum reply to you.Something did go wrong and it came back to my email unable to deliver.Maybe I can't attach to Genforum. I would need to send it to you with an email address unless you know how to attach to these postings.
No there was not witnesses on Mattie Gray and J.R. Walkup's marriage certificate. Just the H W Hunt JP 1.
I hope there are some witness on Spencer and Bessie's. That should be coming soon. I have done everything I can think of to find Alex or Alexander H. Gray/Grey in Texas. I have a membership to Newspaper Archive and don't find anything there.
I read Elizabeth (aka Bessie) Grey/Gray Smith's obituary again and she says..."they moved in 1898 from Abilene, Texas" to Roswell, New Mexico. This is very frustrating. I have a membership to footnote.com and have put these men in and just don't show anything that gives me a lead. I have now been trying those other names in the census records and can't find them.
This seems to be her family, but maybe I am totally off base here. The land of Smith and Walkup being adjacent seems to keep me on this trail....hum what to do next?
On sending that marriage record let me know who to do it through Genforum or if you want to go another route.