I may have an Ohio connection. My great grand mother was Viola Kirksey she moved to Steubenville, OH from Chilton co. Alabama possible after 1904, as my grandmother Peal Jane was born in clanton co. abt 1902-03. We always had "cousins" in Alliance, Ohio and visited when I was a child. I am 43 now. Here is a little more detail.
My Grandmother Pearl Jane had been married five (5) times since she had been Middlebrooks (her maiden name), Her Mother was Viola Kirksey//// My grandmother died in San Bernardino, Calif.She took most of the family there in the 1950's from Ohio, when my great grandmother died (James Cyrus Middlebrooks' wife) Viola Kirksey. Great grandmother was born in the same place as James C. Middlebrooks.Rockford (coosa co.) Alabama and then my grandmother was born in Clanton, Alabama.My great grandmother raised her daughter(s) and some of the grandchildren in Steubenville, Ohio including introducing my father to my mother.I believe my grandmother had a sister who I visited as a child "Aunt Billie"My aunts say she was older and that's all I have learned so far about any other Middlebrooks. Grandmother Pearl Jane visited the family often in Steubenville, Ohio and Cleveland where my sisters live.