Mary Etta Rockwell, my grandmother, is reported to have been born in either Minford or Otway (both in Scioto Co.) May 3, 1877 to George Rockwell and Chloe Shumaker. When she was very young, she was in an orphanage of unknown location. She was taken from the orphanage by John T. & Mary Louisa Smith Thompson of Lewis Co., KY, but apparently was not adopted. The Thompsons may have been relatives. Further information about her birth and youth and about her parents would be appreciated.