Larry Waits was my husband's gg gf: Larry--> Benjamin Franklin--> Dewitt Bunyon--> Douglas--> Ewell Douglas Waits (my husband). I feel confident now that Henry was the father of Larry, but still haven't found proof in the form of a census with Larry in Henry's household, a will, or anything as concrete as that. The names of younger children of Henry appear among Larry's children as well as Larry's second son being named Henry and his first daughter being named Martha (Henry's wife). They seemed to have switched the male naming convention, as Larry's first son was named Benjamin (I'm guessing after his wife's father, Benjamin EAST). I would like very much to know more about your line - I had nothing but the name John A. b 1869 (from census).
Did John A. move to MS with Larry and his second wife?
I'd be happy to share with you what I have on Larry and Benjamin and their direct line. I also have a photo I took a couple of weeks ago of the headstone (new) of Sarah Jane EAST WAITS, Larry's first wife, and the mother of Benjamin, John and the others. It is at Liberty Cemetery, Randolph County, east of Lineville, AL. Sarah's parents and some of her other EAST kin are also buried there.
It's good to know there's someone else looking for information on Henry. He was an elusive fellow!
Oh, I also have the pension application of Larry's second wife. It has a lot of good information - but unfortunately nothing about his parents or children.
I look forward to sharing with you! Beth Lusk Waits