Looking for more information on the family of Samuel Self.He was born on July 9, 1844, and raised in Hocking Co., OH.He's a very interesting character in our family:)
We know quite a bit about him, thanks to the hard work of his poor wife, Frances Davis, after he died.We believe he may have gotten himself into some trouble before his marriage, but after his service in the Civil War.Can't find anything to prove this, though (the supposed trouble, that is).
His parents were Obadiah Self (b. June 5, 1798, in MD; d. between 1850 and 1880) and Elizabeth Clark (b. 1805 in VA; d. between 1880 and 1900 in OH).He was second to the youngest of several siblings, but it seems he only was close to his younger brother, Ralph Dalton Self.Dalton was the only family our Frances ever knew.Would like to find the following information:
1) birth and death records for the parents; 2) clues as to why Samuel Self changed his name to William Leroy White; 3) more information on the parents of Obadiah and Elizabeth.
The parents of Obadiah appear to be William Self (b. 1770; d. 1820 or 1816) and Dorcas Vaughn (b. 1772; d. 1860).
Any help would be appreciated, and I'm happy to share my information, too!