I'm stuck in my research; these are my G G G grandparents.I'm pretty certain the "M" is for Madison.
1870 Census for Town of Greenfield, Co of Dade, State of MO has:
I found a record online of marriages in Green, performed by James A. Paige (difficult to read) between Madison R. Headley and Laura Jafus (difficult to read, could easily be Jopes).Dated 24 July 1867.
Headley, Madison R., age 30 this Census states that VA is his place of birth.
Laura, age 26, place of birth is MO.
Hugh M. age 2, born in MO.
Jopes, Virginia C. age 21, born in MO.I'm confident that this is Laura's sister.
They resided on Isabella Street in Oakland, Alameda County, CA in 1880:
Headley, M.R. age 38, this census states OH is his place of birth.
Laura C., wife, age 35, born MO
Hugh, son, age 12, born MO
May G., daughter, age 10, born MO
Elmo, son, age 5, born MO
Elmo (aka John Elmo, Elmo John) is my GG grandfather, married Effie May Graham (born TX, abt 1887).
1910 Census shows residing on Stafford? Ave, San Antonio Township, Los Angeles County, CA.Headley, Elmo (head), Effie M. (wife), and 2 daughters, Alice, age 3 born in NM and Amy, age 2 born in CA.Also has Laura (mother), age 65.
I have a WWI Draft Registration Card for John Elmo that states bd April 23, 1875.
1920 Census for Dent Township, San Joaquin Co, CA shows his name as James, born in MO.Effie (wife, 31 yrs), 3 daughters; Alice (12yrs), *Amy (10yrs), and Ellen (6yrs, born in CA).
*Amy is my G grandmother.
1930 Census for Castoria Township, San Joaquin Co, CA states his name as John E., age 54, born in MO.Wife, Effie M., age 44, born in TX, and two daughters; Alice, age 23, born in Mexico and Betty J., age 8 born in CA.
Amy (Connie?) Headley married Von Carter Todd, born 28 May 1904, son of Henry Mattew Todd and Ella Orania Carter.Amy and Von had my grandmother, Loretta Jean Todd. I believe they had at least one other daughter named Nancy.Loretta married my grandfather Daniel Dale Miller had three children; a son (I believe also a Daniel), and my mother, Meredith Ann - her twin brother died, they were premie.
I was brought up mainly in foster homes, my last fosters adopted me just weeks before I turned 18.Please help if you can... thanks!