I am reseaching these lines Melton, Bailey, Gifford and Hogue.
I am working on the Melton line trying to connect Lazarus and
Lucretia Melton to Bennett Benjamin Melton. I believe they are
the parents. Bennett was born in 1839 in Madison Co Illinois.
I believe he is found again in 1850 in Jackson Co Illinois living with Lucretia and siblings. Bennett married first
Nancy McConnell and second Sarah Samantha Marshall. Nancy died
quite young leaving 3 children. Bennett and Sarah evenually moved to Davenport Nebraska (Thayer Co).
There has been some evidence that Lucretia maiden name was
Burge, so far I have not found any proof or family connection to the Burge.
My Bailey line starts with my great grandmother Mabel Addie Bailey. She was the daughter of George Thomas (Tom) Bailey and Elizabeth Green, who came to Custer County Nebraska in 1880's.
George Thomas Bailey's parents were George Washington Bailey
and Winnifred Hite of Kentucky. Winnifred Hite is a descendant of Rev. William Hickman of Kentucky and Joish Hite of Virginia.
I am working on the Green line. Elizabeth Green Bailey's father
was Andrew Jackson Green from Woodford Kentucky. /The mother was Lucinda Phillips. My info says Andrew Jackson's father was
William Green with wife Sarah Broaddus. I have no real proof of either. It was just some info that was given to me. Family
legend says we are related to the red haired Greens- James Green of Culpepper Virginia.
I am also looking for information on Sylvester and Betsy Gifford
of Iowas who were my Great Great Grandparents.
My father Lloyd Everett Fales passed away April 5, 2002. Services were held at the Methodist Church in Arnold, NE and burial was in the Arnold Cemetary beside my mother Barbara Joanne Kruser.
Terrell Everett Fales
Son of Everett and Barbara Fales and buried beside them at
Arnold Cemetary in Arnold, NE