Alex: I am thrilled to get your message regarding the marriage of Elsye Merriman (my Great-Aunt) and Joseph Raymond Binford. I know the names of her children are Betty Lou and Wilmer. I would greatly appreciate communicating regrading this family branch. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I suggest this because there are living relatives I would love to connect with. You have opened another puzzle for me ... what brought Elsye to California where she apparantly met her husband. I will certainly look on rootsweb as well. I look forward to hearing from you.