At long last I found my father's mother.Which changed what I thought I was sure of regarding my fathers *father.*
I grew up having met and always understood that Jay Meade was my father's father. My father was Lonnie Meade.
I've been chasing shadows for nearly 15 years because no one could tell me who my dad's mother was. I find out that Hattie Meade was his mother--and Meade is her maiden name.
But now I find that Jay isn't listed in any official capacity as his father. I don't know what all the family dynamics were; all I know is that I have living memories of Jay Meade, and there was no reason to suspect he wasn't the biological father of Lonnie, Roy and one more sibling (Albert?).
Hattie Meade is the daughter of Anthony W Meade and Mary Polly Davis.
The problem NOW is that some genealogies have her ancestor as one Thomas Meade, and others have him as William B. Meade.
More mysteries, but this time I hope they don't take 15 years to unravel.