Alan, Did I tell you that I am doing research for a friend? He is Ron Laurier, and his mother is Mabel Petty Laurier Helmich, the daughter of George R. Petty and Lafayette "Mac" McMullin Peavler.Mac is the daughter of David W. Peavler and Lucinda Stoffle.
That is the same birthdate she has for David, so it is the same family.Do you know Sarah Nelms parents or Henry's parents?How do you know the spelling of her surname?Mabel has Nelons or something like that, but her notes are hard to read.She is 85, and has been surprising us with a lot of facts.Taking an interest in this research seems to be good for her.
Mabel thought that Henry was born in Ireland.I don't know why, but it must be a tale that was handed down in the family.
Do you have the 1870 census of Sullivan co., TN?There is a Henry in it on page 544 and David on page 475.Is this my friend's family?I do not have the census data, only the index.I also need the census data for 1860 Hawkins Co., TN on David and Henry Pealver.David is in the index, and his surname is spelled Peavlir.If you have either of these censuses, I would appreciate it if you would send the basics to me in an email.
Please answer by emailing me at: Azbrenda@aol.com/ I would be happy to share anything you want that we may have. Ron is also looking for photos of his ancestors.
Thanks for your response!Hope to hear from you again soon!Brenda