My grandfather was Robert Clary, son of Gertrude Ellen McLendon from a questionable previous marriage. Gertrude went by Grandma Fendley and her husband went by Joe. From what my mother has told me Joe and Gertrude had four children, Mildred, Charlotte, Chester and Lester. Naturally nicknames. I really want to know more about the McLendon family as that is my direct lineage. You mentioned Gertrude had a brother. I've also heard Civil War stories about the McLendon side of the family but have not been able to confirm anything. I know nothing more beyond Gertrude McLendon's name.