I'm trying to clarify my husband's family connection to Emma Sansom, so maybe we can share some information.
Some years ago, my husband's mother and aunt traveled with a group of cousins to Gadsden, Alabama for the dedication of the memorial to Emma Sansom, and were honored as part of her family.I wish now, of course, that I'd questioned more to get the details that they obviously had.
My mother in law is the daughter of Amelia Belle Goodwin and Harold Major Bumpurs.Belle Goodwin Bumpurs was the daughter of Emma Sansom (b. May 10, 1857; d. Jan. 5, 1941) and Allen Goodwin.Family records show that Emma Sansom Goodwin was the daughter of J. L. Sansom, whom I once assumed to be Dr. J. L. Sansom, brother of Emma Sansom from Gadsden and Civil War fame.However, he is buried in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Upshur County, and the people I now believe to be Emma Goodwin's parents (J.L. and M.L. Sansom) are buried in the Sansom/Wedgeman Cemetery in Limestone County.
From what I've found, I'm pretty certain my husband is not a direct descendent of Emma Sansom, but would like to get more information about how "our" side of the family is connected to hers.Any clues?We plan a trip to Atlanta soon and want to take our grandchildren by the memorial in Gadsden.I just want to be sure I have the story straight!