I am looking for any records prior to 1900 on James Edward Aliff, b. Sept. 1880 in Raliegh or Wyoming County W VA.He was the last child born to John and Julia Ann Aliff.James Edward Aliff turns up in Cabell county 1910 Census with wife Sippie C. Aliff and children, but no proof of his existence prior to this.Some records have his father John dying in 1878 and leaving Julia a very young widow with numerous children .......so I'm wondering if J.E.A. is really a ligitimate Aliff at all (??) The other weird thing that makes me wonder is that he went through life with all friends and relatives calling him by the nickname "Steve", but nobody ... not even his children, knew why.Wife Sippie died in 1959 before I was old enough to ask her any meaningful questions.Firm records proving his father's death date or possibly even a remarriage date of Julia Ann might also solve the mystery. Please write me directly with any info that might help.James E. Aliff died in Cabell, November 1950 and is buried at Culloden w/ wife Sippie. I've tried to solve this for several years ......Many descendants true identities depend on this, and I'm afraid it will never be solved.I know there are several dozen descendants of his older brothers and sisters out there, so someone must know something.Please help!
P.S. There is a picture of him w/ wife Sippie and son Harry Aliff on The Steele Roundtable site.