thanks for thessi info,joan.. My mother was born 1909 in Abilene,Tx. later the courthouse burned destroying the records. I just came back from Texas, and spent 3 days in the Texas Archives Bldn. and we couldnot find a birth certificate for her..nor any indication of her birth. Needless to say we were unable to locate any info on my grandmthr either.I am uncertain at this point as how to proceed in my research her lineage as an Agee..do you have any other ideas??