My paternal ggfather is reported to be Hopson Pinckney Wilson, born 9/21/1867.He may be from the Carolinas or Alabama, although married in 1888 in Virginia.That's all I know, but if our timing is correct he would have been 13 in 1880.
James L.P. Ryder, of Sag Harbor, New York, was married in 1865 to Sarah Ann Weaver of Richmond Virginia.We know Sarah's background, but nothing of Mr. Ryder (other than that the family always refered to him as "the Yankee"!)
On my mother's side, we have John Oscar McCartney born Feb 7, 1868, son of John and Mary.It may have been in southeastern Ohio, or in Pennsylvania.He is one of eleven children.That's all the farther we have been able to go.
Also, family name Zeigler, southeastern Ohio, I believe.Father James, mother Sara Ann, daughter Lenora.
All four of these have been roadblocks for us, and if you could find anything on them, I'd appreciate it a lot!