Dovie Nokes from Tennessee born abt 1877 was my g-grandmother.The area of TN is prob. Lebanon near Nashville or could possibly be Knoxville.Relatives say her line was originally from Ireland at one time but I don't know anything about the Nokes yet. They say her red hair and blue eyes were from Ireland.
Dovie Nokes also had a brother named Walter Nokes. They both moved to Texas in the late 1890's.Walter went back to Lebanon after Dovie died from childbirth.Dovie married Thomas Jefferson Jones abt 1894 or 1895 and moved to Texas, Fannin County, TX.Her children were Walter, Elzie, Bennie, Charlie, and infant who died.