A dear octogenarian friend would be delighted with information concerning her maternal (Adkison) lineage.I would be pleased with suggestions concerning where to look (counties).
The maternal grandfather of my friend was Wiley Adkison, born about 1855 in Alabama where both parents were born.In 1930, Wylie Adkison, a widower, was living with his daughter and son-in-law, Roxie Beatrice and Warren Cylvester DeFord in Poinsett County, AR.My friend recalls that her grandfather, Wylie Adkison, died in the early 1930's.
Roxie (Adkison) DeFord, daughter of Wylie, was born in TN in 1896; but both her parents were born in AL.In 1930, she and Warren had been married for 16 years (ie. married in 1914).Roxie died in 1939 when her youngest child was two years old.My friend, the oldest female, cared for her siblings for a few years.
My friend recalls that her mother, Roxie, had two sisters:Lorena, called Rena, and probably Eleanor who my friend recalls was called "Elner".The husbands of Lorena and Eleanor are not known--but Eleanor lived in Mississippi and her husband was killed when their children were young--and she remarried.
If someone has information or suggestions as to where I should direct my search, I will be grateful.