I am descended from Eli Elhanan Sides who is the son of Eli Jackson Sides.His father,Benjamin Eli Sides, is my great-great-great grandfather. I grew up in Van Zandt Co. and am in the process of gathering information from older relatives still living there who remember Eli Jackson's children. The names of these children are Delilah, Hiram, Eli Elhanan(Lano), Sally, Gencie, Billy, Mordecaiah, and Katie.
Eli Jackson's brothers are Charles Doss and William Pitman. I have a partial list of his half siblings.Included are Colin b1812, Colvin b1814, Joseph b.1816, Wincy b1818, Caswell M. b1820, Martha b1822, John b1824, Penelope b.1826, and a boy b1828.
Some notes left by one of Eli Jackson's granddaughters names Martha Williams as his mother.
I believe this to be reliable information, though some of the spellings may be off.I would like to hear from others from this line who can confirm or disprove this information. I would also like to know more about Benjamin Eli Sides. I have heard that his father or grandfather left Germany and settled in North Carolina.
I have just started researching and would really appreciate any help that you can give me.