Arsann Mote Hicks posted your Mary Ann in Message 109.She is Apparently a sister to my gg step-grandfather, John Osburn Florida.Ms. Hicks states that their mother was Sarah McKinney Fricks b. abt. 1792 and married unk. Florida.
John Osborn Florida b. 15 Oct 1812 m. 1) 08 Mar 1838 Elizabeth M. Ivans (d. 09 Dec 1847) m. 2) Althea Jane Hudson Truman.John died 22 Jan 1872, Caldwell Co, Tx.
Althea Jane Hudson Truman m. 1J) William Truman.. 4 children:John R. Truman, Nancy Tennesee Truman (my gg grandmother), Martha Jane and William Jackson Truman.
John Osborn Florida and Elizabeth Ivan had 3 children:William Lowndes Florida, John Osborn Florida (Jr.) and James Robert Florida.
John Osborn Florida and Aletha Jane Hudson Truman had 7 more children (note the names of several of these children match the names of siblings of John O.):Mary Ann Florida, Elizabeth Caroline Florida, Thomas Olvin Florida, Emily Florida, Aletha Jane Florida, Sarah Bryant Florida, and Clara F. Florida.
I am "double" related to 5 of the 14 children since I am also related to their spouse... I have lots of descendant info on all of them.
Several things tie in our families.. John O. Florida and family were living in Clark Co, Ark. in 1850 Census
1850 Clark Co, Ark, Household #380 lists John O. Florida 38 SC, Eletha J. Florida 27 Va, William L. Florida 11 Ms, John R. Truman 8 Ar, John O. Florida 7 Ar, Nancy T. Truman 6 Ar, James R. Florida 4 Ar, William J. Truman 3 Ar, Mary Ann Florida 11/12 Ar.
1880 Caldwell Co, Tx, #732-740 lists A.J. Florida 55 Va, John Osborn 37 Ar (ss), Thomas O. 26, Aletha J. 21 Ar, Sarah B. 18 Ar, Clara F. 15 Ar, Jack Florida 6 Tx (gs), James 3 Tx (gs)