I'm interested in the Cyrus line for two reasons: Margaret Jane Cyrus, a daughter of Reca and Smith, was my paternal gg-grandmother.
However, I'm just as interested in her sister, Emily's line.
According to another very helpful family researcher (Thanks, John!), Emily Cyrus married a Johnson. She had a son named Enoch and another named Richard, who married a Shannon.
The Cyrus surname is on my father's side of the family. However, my mother had two gg-aunts, whose maiden name was Hankins. One of whom married an Enoch Johnson; the other married a Neal Shannon.
My Hankins line came to southern Ohio from the Whites Creek area of West Virginia, and they moved back and forth between the two areas a number of times. Furthermore, my gg-grandmother, Margaret Jane Cyrus Rutherford Stapleton moved to the same county (Lawrence) in southern Ohio from the same area of West Virginia.
We've never been able to trace our maternal gg-aunts' Johnson and Shannon lines to present day, and I was wondering if perhaps anyone researching the Cyrus surname was from either of these lines.
My maternal Hankins aunts were Mary (b. 1842) and Laura (b. 1851). Mary and Enoch had a daugher named Emma, which is close to Emily, the name of Enoch Johnson's mother.
Laura Hankins Shannon may also have gone by the name of Laura Sites prior to her marriage to the Shannon. We found a very early marriage certificate that indicated she married a Moses Sites at age 14. Laura and Neal Shannon had a son named John. We believe he married a Mary Moore.
Mary Hankins Johnson may have had a granddaughter named Pina, born about 1891.
If anyone has information on either of Emily Cyrus Johnson's sons' lines I would very much appreciate any help I can get.
By the way, if my Mary Hankins did indeed marry Emily Cyrus Johnson's son, that would mean Emily was not only my paternal aunt; but her son was also my uncle!
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Lesli Stapleton Christian firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. The Hankins surname has been found on old Wayne County documents as "Hawkins."