Of course there are Wideman's in Texas.My Great-Great Grandfather was Edward "Ned" Wideman Jr., b. 5/12/1849 in Sumter, Al., married to Catherine Wheat. He was the son of Edward Wideman Sr., b. 2/13/1809 in Abbeville County S.C. and died on 11/28/1881 in Sumter, Alabama and Adeline Elkins, who was the son of Leonard Wideman, b. 7/4/1768 in Granvile County, NC and Savil Henvey, who was the son of Johnann Henrich Wideman(Waydmann as he signed his namewhen he arrived from Germany).Ned Wideman was said to have 33 children by two wives. When he died in 9/2/1935 he had 45 grandchildren, 117 great grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren. Just about all those descendents live somwhere in Texas.