Robert Alderman, 1929 in Washington State. Sam & Selma's oldest child is my husband's father. (My husband, Jonathan Alderman, 1969 is an illegitimate child of Robert's). I have some written information that Robert gave me as a start for roots information. I need to make a list of all the questions I have for him. Now that I have started researching I have so many more questions. My information on Selma is sketchy at best. My husband remembers going to Selma's funeral in Pocahontas, he recalls a service at a funeral home but no graveside service. This was sometime in the 1990's early 2000's. He thinks Selma's last name was McPherson (not sure of spelling) at the time. I am trying to trace information I found in the 1956 Beckley Post-Herald, Beckley, WV Alvona Smith and Kerth L. Smith to Samuel N Alderman undivided 1/4th interest in 70 acers, North Fork, Anthony's Creek, Huntersville District.
I am wondering if the Smith's listed here are Selma's relatives.