All the "hush-hush" seems odd, but you never know about people!
I thought this was interesting - found on Google Books:
The Stegall family of Pontotoc County, Mississippi: from 1735 ... books.google.com ý1991 - 662 pages Page 43 - Stegall (by Mrs. Roy L. Adams; Rt . 3, Box 26, Bassett, Virginia 24055) Halifax Co. ... OVERTON CO., TENNESSEE DEEDS l823 Henry Henson sold to Moses Stigall for the sum of one hundred eighty dollars 75 acres. ... Signed: Strother Stigall 6 August l846: Solomon Stigall sold one half interest in the estate of Peter Arney, deceased, to James McMillen, William Turner and William H. Turner.
I understand Solomon Stigall was married to Peter's daughter Lucretia.Why did Solomon have 1/2 interest in the estate of Peter?I thought Peter left everything to 3 sons.
Not related, just interested in this story! Sandra