This is a long shot: My g-grandfather Briggs was Civil War vet; played the fiddle. Married a woman named Cohen (Cowan, Cowin?); she was Choctaw Indian; possibly died in Texas between 1879 and 1890. Children of family were Atha, Belle, Abert, Ada, and Martha Ann (my grandmother). Family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, about 1885-1890, where Briggs ran a small store.
Martha Ann b. 1879 in Paris, Lamar County, TX; m. John Phillip Arman in 1895. Their children were Dolly Belle, Willie Lee (f.), Nellie Kay, Velma Jewel, Edward Burt, Wilmer (Wilbur) Bunn, Thelma Jean, Roy Ralph (my father), Elmer George, and possibly Annie and Fairy Ellen, who died in childhood.