I'm trying to find out something about the first wife of my gggrandfather James Wood SANDIFORD (1828-1892). James was born in Atlanta GA, married Nancy APPLEWHITE in 1846 in MS ( I think) and died in LA. The family did a lot of travelling...;p
I have no birth date or location for Nancy, but she died in 1851, leaving a daughter Mary SANDIFORD born between 1846 and 1851. Family records make no mention of Mary SANDIFORD after that, so she may have gone to live with her mother's family somewhere.
James Wood Sandiford served in the Civil War and afterwards moved to LA where he went on to marry my ggggrandmother Martha Emily ARMISTEAD in 1865, and so it goes.
If anyone knows of a branch of the Applewhites moving to or living around MS at the time (around the mid 1840s), or recognises Nancy APPLEWHITE, James SANDIFORD or Mary (Applewhite) SANDIFORD then I would really love to hear from you.
James SANDIFORD is one of my 'brick walls' so any information about him and his family would be gratefully recieved.