I will talk to my dad this afternoon to see if he can answer any questions about my great-grandfether Alec. He did have a peg leg, in fact, it was one he made himself. He died when I was 3, but I remember seeing him and being with him at his country farm in Reno, Texas, but it could only have been a few times cause I was so young. I remember he was so kind and very gentle. I remember loving him and I hear my dad talk about him all the time. My dad was the 2nd son of Joe Willie Nowell and Jessie Smith from Paris, Texas. My dad, Bobby Gene Nowell, had 3 children: Kathy Elaine Nowell (1956); Teddy Wayne Nowell (1958); and Sharon Denise Nowell (1963-1980). He has 3 granddaughters: Sharon Michelle ("Shelly") Nowell, Natalie Shay Jackson, and Kathy "Katy" Renee Nowell; and 2 grandsons, Robert Brian Cobb and Rusty Wayne Nowell. Dad also has 2 great-grandsons, Caleb Blaine Cobb and Blake Cole Hoover. He has 2 more great grandchildren due soon, one due in September will be named David Abel Keller (son of Shelly Nowell and Casey Keller) and then in December 2011 Rusty Wayne Nowell and Holly Hart Nowell are expecting a child, name and sex unknown at this time. My dad's older brother, Billy Joe Nowell, passed away several years ago. I believe he died of cancer. He had no children.
If there is anything specific that you'd like to know, please email me and I will see what we can learn together.