I saw this posting and wanted to reply. I am descended from John Lewis Copeland, the brother of Lurinda Copeland Yeilding; who is the mother of Francis Yeilding. I don't know any info on Volna "Volney" Ann Yeilding other than that she did marry L.Hanna. I wasn't aware of a mystery surrounding her husband. I would be interested in finding more on this.I am from Birmingham, AL and Francis "Frank" Yeilding helped found Yeilding's Dept Store with brother-in-law William Hood.Frank is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery which can be accessed online.I believe his mother Lurinda Copeland Yeilding is buried there also. Lurinda's eldest brother Craven Sherrell Copeland was killed in 1863/4 near Atlanta and is buried in the Oakland Cemetery which contains many CSA dead. My ancestor John Lewis was at the battle of Franklin, TN; was wounded; came home and rejoined.Their parents' home in Blount Co., AL is still standing. It's a brick antebellum house built around 1830. Hope this family history will be helpful.