Hi John-just found your post on genealogy.com dated june 14, 2002 regarding the SOUTHERTON family of Athens Co, OH. James Ps son Clark was married to my gg aunt Matilda Catherine Andrews.I only have proof through a note my grandmother left saying her mother's sister was Kate Southerton w/children John, James and Dora.My ggrandmother was Eliza Ellen Andrews and there was another sister Mary who married Levi Burchfield.My question for you is "do you know the particulars of this family? The name of parents of Kate, Mary and Eliza (may be Elizabeth). I have surmised their fathers name was Wesley Andrews and mother Nancy Malson???????
As my ggrandmother died when my grandma was very young I can not be certain that the name and birth date of Eliza is correct. Grandma only said that her mother was an orphan. Don't know if she meant she was adopted or if her parents were both dead at the time she told grandma this.
Eliza was born in 1855 in Decator,Macon Co,IL but was married (according to grandma) in Albany, Gentry Co, MO.I know that Kate was born in MO.I know this a lot to absorb but I'm grasping at straws here.
All of the family records were destroyed in a tornado in OK in the 1940s.
Please reply even if you have no idea. Thanks, Sandy Walton