Glenda, Just happened to run accross your post. Are you related to A.B. and Leona, and Jerry Tidwell in Oklahoma?
I've done a lot of research on the Tidwells. Peter Starnes Tidwell was my ggfather.He was one of 15 children of Robert Tidwell and Monica Mamie Roden. He was born in South Carolina and moved to Alabama as a young man. He married Ellen Roden, a distant relative of his mother. They had three children, Benjamin Frankiln, John and Ellen. His wife Ellen died not long after the birth of daughter Ellen. Peter Starnes married again but I've not been able to find his second wife's name. They had two sons, Ryan and Polk.
Both Peter Starnes and his oldest son Benjamin Franklin fought in the civil war. (there's a great story about that)
Benjamin Franklin Married Eliza Mitchell and they had 9 children, one of whom was my grandfather James Joseph.
I'll be happy to share additional information with you if you want.
I live in Denver. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.