HI, Is anyone here a descendant of James D. and Emily Crossland SKELTON? James David SKELTON, b. 1837, AL; son of William Hiram SKELTON and Mary Polly YOUNG; died between 1900 and 1910, Dunklin Co., MO. Emily CROSSLAND, b. ca. 1841, AL; daughter of Meredith Taylor CROSSLAND and Lucinda CLEVELAND; died 10 June 1914, Dunklin Co., MO. James and Emily were married in Alabama ca. 1865-1866. I have not seen the marriage record, but have read that one exists. Their children (that I know of) with approximate year of birth (all born in MS): - Nancy Alimore, b. ca. 1868 - Margaret,b. ca. 1870 - John David,b. 14 Feb 1873* - Mary Elizabeth ("Dora"),b. ? Dec 1875 - William Elmer,b. ca. 1878 - Dozier E.,b. ca. 1880 - Ada Lawson,b. 23 Jul 1883 * Note - not sure of source of this date; it is something in my un-sourced notes. James and Emily moved from MS to MO after 1883, but don't know when. They are listed in Dunklin Co, MO on 1900 US Census. I believe that most, if not all, of James and Emily's children eventually moved to AR.