My father had a cousin named Francis McTyeire.She was married to a dentist in Bessemer, AL, named Robert McTyeire.I am trying to find out what her maiden name was.I found an old newspaper article that stated that she was the granddaughter of W.L. Burford, who built amansion in Brighton, AL,that she later inherited.
To save my life, I cannot figure out HOW Francis McTyeire was related to my father.Note the spelling of her name.That was a common feminine spelling in my father's mother's family.My grandmother's maiden name was Mamie Francis Whitten.HER mother had a brother with a daughter named Francis, or Fannie, but that just doesn't work age-wise.
I have found William L. or W. L. Burford in at least four censuses, excluding 1880, when he seems to have disappeared.I know he died in 1914, but I have him in 1860, 1870, 1900, and 1910.
If there is anyone out there who can shed any light on this mystery, I would love to hear from you!