Erin, I have discovered that our John C. McKey, son of W. D Mackey of Mississippi, was previously married in Feb 1873 to a Mary J. McKey. I believe this was another daughter of Thomas and Mandy ( Amanda ) McKey of Nac, and another cousin of John C., sister of Nancy L.,John's 2nd wife. My wife's great aunt Ruth recalls a story that her mother Eva Jessie daughter of John C and Nancy L told. Seems John C. got a letter from a Mae ? who referred to John C as PaPa and said to kiss the baby ( Eva Jessie ) for me. This Mae was probably a child from a prior marriage--John C and Mary J--and the letter was believed to have been sent from Ark. Any relevance to your family?