I know I'm late in response to your message, but I believe we are related. I just found it today looking for names that I may know. That saying "Better late than never" holds true. When I found your page and saw the names, I could not believe it. I was close to my search.
John Henry Stukes and Shirley Crittendon made the connection. The connection to John Henry is Essie Wells. I speak to Essie from time to time. Another connection with Essie is Eugene (Simon) Johnson. Eugene is my Uncle. Rebecca Canty Morris is his sister.