Gayle: I am Maxine Davies, my husband is a descendent of the Gum/Gumm family. Maybe my hunt is an impossible mission, but, would like information on a MINERVA GUM no data except her marriage was to William Marsh probably from TN. unless, this is a couple who came here from their native lands, Gum, from the info I am seeing must be German, Marsh is English.
They did have a son we know of, William Shepard Marsh b. 7 Feb. 1860 in Gallitin, TN. I have a record of census for TN. In the 1860 census it lists for Macon Co.TN Wm. as 35 & they have Manurva(note the spelling)as 34.
In the book do you find any thing about a Minerva or Manurva Gum. Would be so appreciative of any information about her, Parents, siblings etc.
Thanking you in advance for your time & effort. Maxine