I've recently been getting into genealogy and have had a hard time with my mother's side of the family, particularly with everything before my great-grandmother. My great-grandmother is still living but she doesn't know much about her mother's (Vacie Dingess) past as her mother died when she was 3. In my online search I have found a few death records that list her father as Eliza Dingess and her mother as Senia Williamson, I believe that both of these are female names though. My great-grandmother did say that she thinks her mother was born out of wedlock...would this be something that could happen as a result of an unsure paternity? If anyone has any further information about this that'd be great!!