I am the only g gr child of William Franklin McElyea and 2nd wife Mariah Catherine SAUNDERS. Since she was m. 3x prior to marrying my g gf, has any PICKREL, SIDES or POTTS descendants...her 3 previous husbands names...done any research on her origins? I have her father as "I. SAUNDERS, b. VA". Mother "Mariah PUGH, b. TN". She was b. in Galatia, IL, in 1852/53, came to N. E. TX about 1857/58, and d. 1 DEC 1928 in Greenville, Hunt, TX. I have had no success in searching for any ancestors. ALSO, has anyone made any breakthroughs in the search for Lavinia NEAL's ancestors? (She was William Franklin McELYEA's mother, wife of William Carroll McELYEA) Thanks!