My family connection is through four descendants of William M Fondren b. Mar 1853 AL, d. Calhoun co. MS :
The first two connections are with William M Fondren's son: Esquire Fondren b. Jul 1877, Calhoun, MS and spouse, Laura Cozart. Esquire's daughter, Ella E Fondren, b. 1899 was married to my uncle, James Dewey Ellingburg. Esquire's son, George W. Fondren, b 1901 MS died 1967 CA was married to my Aunt Mable Smith, b 1894, TX, d 1961 AZ
My third connection is William M Fondren's son, William Henry Fondren, b Apr 1881 b MS was married to my great-aunt, Emma A Ellingburg, b 1885 MS, when she died he married her sister, Thelma Ellingburg, b. 1890 MS.
My fourth connection is William M Fondren's daughter, Paralee or Pearlie Fondren b Sep 1887 MS, married to Joseph Franklin (Frank) Ellingburg.
If you have connections to any of the above Fondren, Ellingburg, or Smith family, please contact me. Willing to share what I have compiled.