I believe you are correct abt Patsy being a widow. Whats interesting is all the connections this post just made click for my lines.ALl these names fall into different lines of mine.
Patsy was a LEWIS. I knew Patsy had married Wm Strong. My Lewis, Pennington, Callahan, & Brock lines I already had, I have some blanks but the Penningtons and Lewises connect many times over.I also know that all these families were from SE KY counties, and originally NC.
The time frames you mention here with the counties and names makes absolute sense for the other families that I already have, just makes other things "click". I have to say, WOW! email@example.com