I'm taking a long shot at solving a family mystery. George L. "Paddy" GARY (b. 1866), son of Absolom Milton and Rebecca Gary, married Louella Mangum of Karnes or Gonzales Co., TX. Briefly, Uncle Paddy was convicted of cattle theft, sentenced to hard labor, and escaped from the work crew 2 weeks into his sentence. Many years later, an old man claiming to be named Jones visited two family members and was asking a lot of questions about the Gary family. One of the relatives was Paddy's sister, and both were convinced the man was Paddy. He was never seen again.
I'm hoping this story sounds familiar to someone and we can fill in some gaps in Paddy's missing years.