Hi fellow genealogists! Seeking to clarify/document Anderson family info: I recently learned of new information that further documents the oral family history of our Alabama Pettus connection.Katie (Holley) Buck had informed me before her death in 1989 that she remembered her mother-in-law Cassie (Pettus) Buck well, and that she recalled that Cassie’s father was named George Pettus. I had never before been able to substantiate or document George, although I had found Cassie (Pettus) Buck on the 1900 census listed with her mother Narcissa Pettus.Cassie, who is incorrectly listed as widowed (she was in fact separated from her spouse John Buck), appears with son Jesse Eugene Buck (listed as grandson of Narcissa Pettus), on this census where Narcissa is also listed as widowed.Apparently from what I have gathered George W. Pettus, husband of Narcissa and father of Cassie, died in the late 1860s or 1870s.I have been unable to find him on any census with Narcissa after their marriage c.1857,probably in Montgomery county, AL.By 1880 Narcissa is listed as widowed. I located Narcissa on the 1850 census with her father Elijah Anderson in Montgomery County, AL.Nearby is the family of Isam Pettice (Pettus) who has a son,George W. Pettus b.c1832.Due to the proximity and the closeness in age, I believe this George W. Pettus is the one who married our Narcissa Anderson.I am looking for a marriage record for George & Narcissa – hopefully I will locate that, which I feel is most likely in Montgomery County, AL.In the meantime, a Rootsweb search turned up a number of kin also researching Elijah Cumbie Anderson and his descendants. Information seen there seems to indicate one of more of you may have a will or probate packet pages for Elijah Anderson. I would VERY much like to obtain a copy of either/both and am happy to reimburse copy/postage costs.I have a scanner and could make copies that could be shared via email with any of us not having a copy or other interested family members.
Upon perusing the data on Elijah Cumbie Anderson I did not a discrepancy/difference in the information regarding his parents and I would like to clarify and document his parentage.I have printouts showing Elijah’s parents as Elijah Anderson & Lavinia Brack and also as Elisha Anderson & Elizabeth Drucilla Caldwell.I’m not sure which is correct at this point.Another listing gives his father as Elisha Elvira Anderson??, adding more confusion. ? Everyone seems to agree that Elijah Cumbie Anderson was married twice—first wife being unknown and the second being Elizabeth Sanson (m. 20 DEC 1842 by one source, no place stated, but Montgomery Co., AL would be presumed due to locality of Elijah in census records). Any information/assistance sorting this out is GREATLY appreciated.I have attached a document in acrobat pdf format outlining information I have input in my database thus far. Thanks! Lisa