My great-grandfather was Willis Hansford Folkes, born in Mozell, MS on 12-7-1847. Information on his family prior to their presence in Texas is hard to find. I do believe that he was related to Mr Gaspard's Willis from MS. Possibly cousins, or maybe even brothers. My uncle said that MR Gaspard's LA Folkes was related, but I don't know the exact link.