My name is Nadine.My father was born at Shawnee, Oklahoma abt June of 1926.He was adopted, died 1984 in Dallas Texas, never knew who his birth parents were. I recently took the mtDNA test (Family Finder) and show to be a 2nd to 4th cousin to Merle J. Willson. There was a large Willson family living in Shawnee when my father was born. ie,
1930 Shawnee, Potowottomie County, Oklahoma census:
GEORGE WILLSON age 53 born 1877; wife Rosa age 43; Chloe age 16, Mary Joe age 11, Virginia age 6, Rhumell age 3 and Charles age 7 born 1923.
Samuel Willson born 1877 age 53, Bulah age 31, Cecil age 14, Atafay age 11, Gorewood age 9
Lawn Willson age 45 born 1885, Farral born 1923 age 7, Maggie age 41, Carman born 1925 age 5
Charles Morgan Willson born 20 Mar 1879 is buried in shawnee died 23 April 1934