As you know, Janis was a dau of Stonewall Jackson and Mary Lela Courtney Summerlin.I came to hear about her while researching the Courtney family of Oklahoma.
For several years I corresponded with Lue Irene Davis Cunningham, whose mother was Mary Elizabeth Watson Davis.Mary was a sister to Lillie Wes Watson who married William Joseph Courtney.
Both Mary Elizabeth and Lillie Wes were half-sisters to my grandfather, Albert L. Coffee.Their mother was Mary Elizabeth Bowman Coffee Watson.
Mary Lela was a daughter of William and Lillie Wes Watson Courtney.Lue Irene often mentioned your grandmother in her letters to me, and she (Janis) became my only link to the Summerlin family.I was hoping that by looking for Janis, I would find someone who knew of her and her siblings.Janis and I would be second cousins.
What you might not know is that Mary Elizabeth Bowman Coffee Watson descends from Joseph Bowman, her father, and Jesse Bowman, her grandfather.Jesse was at the Alamo when it fell in 1836.