I have a great grandfather, Edwin Larison Fenton who supposedly married a Nellie Lightcap but she died when their son, Randal was 11 years old. He never remarried and in fact disappeared from Colorado on a buckboard and horses they say and was never heard from again and is assumed to have died and is buried in Texas but no proof of that, yet......
Their children were Randal Fenton (no middle name on purpose), Hattie (don't know if this was, perhaps, 'Harriat" or some such) who married a Willis Meyers, Walter and Edward (I am told he never married) and perhaps, a Harold who died as a child.
The father lived in Germantown, PA, although, maybe after Nellie's death, but Randal, their son, was born in Washington DC. in 1885.
I only have family stories, few dates and none of Edwin Laison Fenton.
Would love to find out if any records of this man or if he even was in Texas as the family believed...or for that matter, something abouthis wife and if he even marred another woman while in Texas, being his first wife was dead.