I am looking for information on my maternal great grandmother.My grandmother'sname was Eunice Mable Harris Williams.She was born 5/9/1896 in Greenbriar Branch, Carter Co., KY.Her mother was Anna PELFREY born abt 1879, died abt 1909 in Carter Co., KY.I think I read somewhere that she was about 30 when she died.My grandmother said she was 13 when her mother died.Eunice's father was Harry Harris.The only information I have on him was that he was a railroad worker.The tricky part, is that Anna and Harry were not married.I have no way of knowing if my grandmother's last name was legally Harris (I have no birth certificate), but I guess that is the name she went by until she married.Anna also had a second child, Arthur Bryant.Again, she was not married (to my knowledge).He joined the Navy when he became of age and then moved to the Chicago area.
Anna PELFREY's parents were Isaac PELFREY born 12/11/1840, died 3/5/1880 in Elliottville, KY (was killed).If anyone knows how this happened, please let me know.Her mother, Caroline Moccabe born 1843 in KY, died (?) in KY.Other children born to Isaac and Caroline were Grant, Etha, Reese, John and Viola.
Caroline's parents were David Moccabe born abt 1811 in KY and Anna Brinegar born about 1812 in KY.
We did visit a cemetary where we think Anna may be buried, but was unable to find a marked grave for her, there were some stones that didn't have a name.Her father was buried there so I thought she might be as well, since she wasn't married.
If anyone has any information on Anna, Harry Harris or ? Bryant (the fathers of her children), why she died at such an early age, etc., etc., I would really appreaciate hearing from you.Thank you in advance for anything you may have to offer.