"initial only". My father(Ruthford) was always known as "Louie", but that was given to him, not put on brith certificate. Haven't done a family tree.
My grandfather's name might have been spelled "Hyram", rather than "Hiram". His wife, my grandmother, was probably named "Hulda Mel Adkison", but was called "Vinny".
They had same last names, as were distant cousins.Her mother was named "Sarah".
I don't know my great grandfather's name, but some of my grandfather's brothers were named "Green", and "Robert". My mother tells me that some of the family did move to the Walton, Fl area, and are buried there, but is unsure of names. My father was killed in an auto accident in Orlando, Fl(where we grew up), in 1979.
My mother remarried(wylder McCollugh), but he died about 4 years ago. My mother(Jewel Johnson), moved back to Alabama about 4 years after my father's death.She lives on Jernigan Ave., in Geneva, just behind "Center Drug Store".
My father had a brother(Loyd), who died in Titusville, Fl, about 2 years ago. He has a sister(Robbie Thomas), who lives just a few blocks from my mother, in Geneva. He has a sister in a nursing home in northeast Louisiana(Juanita Weeks).
I have 2 brothers(Keevan-no middle name), and (Joe Hiram Adkison), who is divorced and recently was living with my mother, but has moved back to Orlando, near his daughter(Dania Adkison). I am the oldest child, born near Samson, Al., in 1948. Joe was born in 1950, also near same area(at that time my father, who had spent 5 years in army in Europe, during WWII), was a "sharecropper", but he and his brother, Loyd found work with the Federal Gov., at Patrick AFB, Cocoa Beach, Fl, and both took families and moved to Titusville, Fl. in the early '50's. We moved 50 miles away near Orlando, after a time as my mother did not like living in Titusville.
I have asked my mother to talk with my aunt Robbie, and see if she remembers their grandparents names.With the names mentioned in the original message, it seems surely there is some relationship.
Thanks for your response. I find this very interesting.