I am researching the William Ransom GIDDENS and Lei M. WALLACE families.
I show William Ransom GIDDENS b Dec 17 1818 South Carolina, d Feb 12 1907 Williamson Co. Texas. He married Lei (Malissa) Wallace on Aug 2 1853 in Butler Co. Alabama. She was born Jan 23 1828 and died Oct 23 1898 in Williamson Co. Texas. Their children were: Abram Finley b 1854 (my line), William b 1855, Betty b 1863 and John Thomas b 1864. They came to Texas from Alabama in the early 1870's.
I do not know who William Ransom's parents or any siblings were.
Lei was daughter of John WALLACE and Levicy (Lavina? Levisa?) WRIGHT. They were on 1850 Butler Co. Alabama census.
I am interested in any information you may have on these families. I don't have much but will be glad to share.