Bessie Laster was the daughter of David Lawson Laster and Philinda Blake, his first wife.There were 2 children from that marriage, Elvey and Bessie.David was married 3 times. His second wife was Beatrice Carneal (2 sons).His 3rd wife was Juanita McGehee (3 sons and 3 daughters). The Lasters and McGehees intermarried a fair amount.
Dave's dad and mom were Solomon Laster and Ellen Slaughter.Solomon came from Tennessee to Todd County just after the Civil War.The Slaughter's had a pretty good size farm in Todd County at the time.
I am not descended from Dave, but rather from his younger brother Jim.I do have more information on the family though if you are interested.