This is the information (mostly hear-say) that we have to work with:
Francis Lavina HIGGENS was born somewhere in Indiana in 1844.Francis HIGGENS has two brothers, Ike and James.
Francis, Ike, and James' parents were killed in a raid at the family's home.The children were hid out in a haystack and not discovered by the raiders...
Francis, Ike, and James HIGGENS were put on a train or coach in Indiana and sent to an area in north central Texas to be raised by a relative (unknown relationship to children) named SINGLETARY.
Francis Lavina HIGGENS marries // LOWERY sometime before 1862.Francis & // LOWERY have one son named John Samuel Lowery b. August 17, 1862, in Montague County, Texas.
// LOWERY was killed on a horse while driving cattle out of the woods (Where? How?)...
Francis Lavina Higgens LOWERY marries Joseph S. ALLDREDGE, Jr. in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas in July 1869.The following year, Francis and Joseph ALLDREDGE have their first child, James Hiram Alldredge b. September 27, 1870, in Thackersville, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.
Francis Higgens Lowery's oldest son, John Samuel LOWERY is raised as an ALLDREDGE.
Family "story" indicates Francis Lavina Higgens Lowery Alldredge said she "closed the book" on the LOWERY family and history.ALLDREDGE descendants of John Samuel LOWERY ALLDREDGE would like to "open the book" and establish their heritage.
Any suggestions and/or information is most graciously appreciated.We will share any data and history that we have.