I hope that someone can help me.My husband and I have been searching for his family for quite some time now, and we seem to have hit a wall.The main problem is that we know absolutely NOTHING beyond his grandparents... and we don't even know all that much about them.
As the story stands right now (it's been wrong numerous times before...), Maud(e?) Lord, who was at least part Cherokee Indian, married a Bright.This is where it gets sticky.According to some reports, his name was Cheetem... according to others, his name was Chester... some say they only knew him as J.C.... and still others (including my husband's mother) claim that his name was Joe Cheetem and my husband is his namesake.Yet another issue is where they were married.Some say KY (which is where most, if not all, of their children were born)... and others say it wasn't KY, but they don't know WHERE it was!I don't know who is right... if anyone... but I'd appreciate any help I can get.
Maud and J.C. had 8 children (in no particular order):Walter (married a woman named Hildred who is still living), Juanita (married a Wilson), Lela (married a Wilson), Woodrow (my husband's father, married Gladys Beachy), Chester (married a woman named Ruby), Jean (may be a shortened form of a longer name... not sure of her husband), Cassie (known as Bobbie... married a Parish), and Eddie (married a woman named Pauline, but I believe they were divorced before his death in the 70s).While there are numerous grandchildren, Cassie (Bobbie) is the only LIVING child of Maud and J.C., but she has chosen not to communicate with anyone in the Bright line.Anyone who has done this research can easily see my dilemma....:-)
Many of the aforementioned children of Maud and J.C. Bright moved to Indiana... but I'm not sure if they--as a couple--moved there, or if Maud moved closer to her children after J.C.'s death in a KY coal mine (around 1933).Maud is, indeed buried in IN... as are Lela and her husband, Less... but beyond that, I've pretty much got nothing.I don't know where to turn... or what to look for... and any suggestions or input would be greatly appreciated!:-)
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email or post a message for me and I'll get back to you ASAP.Thanks!:-)