My family decends from Mary Ellen Winston daughter of Drayton A Winston and Mary Ann Cooke.
I am researching my family tree and have come up with a conundrum of sorts.
Several sites list Mary Ann Cooke as the daughter of Howell C. Cooke and Leah Karney but when I research further I find that Mary Ann Cooke was born in 1813 and most sites agree that Howell and Leah were married in 1815.Additionally, Mary Ann is not listed as a daughter on those sites.
Can anyone help me?Was Howell C. possibly married before he married Leah?
I appreciate any assistance you can give as I am new to this.