Uncle Floyd Whidden is the source I received this from. I will be in touch with him soon. I foolisly did not use a Family Group Record form while we were talking and just jotted down the information I could grasp out of the conversation on a piece of typing paper. But I am sending him some FGR forms for him to fill out for me. He has a great interest in getting the liniage researched and posted. For now though, the names I wrote down are: ? Turner Shumard,(Ohio). Mildred Edna Shumard born July 23, 1910, (Casey Key, Sarasota, Florida). Mildred married Arthur McCoy Whidden, Florida. Their Children are: Daughter: Jessie Whidden Taylor, Florida. Sons: Floyd Marion Whidden, Florida, and my Father Orville McCoy Whidden Sr., Florida. Amanda Holland /Shumard/ /Turner/. She was married to either (First name unknown) Turner Shumard (Turner is his middle name but no relation), or Orville Carr Shumard. Her children: Lois, Isaiah, Lola, Lilly, Raleigh, and Everette. I believe the first four are Shumards and the last two are Turners. He also said that step family member: Doris Turner Wolf has researched the family and I will be getting in touch with her to get that information and will forwar to you. For now, I am very limited and am just beginning the research, so any info. you have will be a tremendous help to point me in the right direction.
P.S. What is this famous "Shumard Manuscript"? Would it be possible to send me a copy?