pj, On the WW-1 draft reg. there are 696 "Searsy", not know a name, it is hard to know who is who. There is 1 WW-1 draft Reg. for "Ross Searsy, "Black", born Oct.20,1874. He is from Sunflower Co.Miss. These are the census for 1900 on "Clay Ross Searsy ". 1900 Fannin Co.Tx. Clar R. Searsy,age 1,born Nov.1898,Tx Mother; Annie M. Searsy,21,born Nov.1877 Alabama. They are boarders in the household of John Hearon, wife Rosh, and several children.
1900 Fannin Co.census Annie Searcey,21,born Alabama"servant". Clay 2,born Tx living with a Humphery family, could not read head of house name. His wife's name is Jettie, they have several children. Wish I could have been more help to you.