I have a tangle of info and hope someone can help me.Looking for maiden name of GGgm MARY E. b abt 1831 AL or MS. Possibly Mary Elizabeth since her gdau has this name.
A descendant of her dau BETTIE COFFEE HOLMES has recently given info that she was MARY E. DOTSON, father b abt 1806 near Jackson MS with siblings WM DOTSON and JACK DOTSON. Trying to prove this.
MARY E. DOTSON? married: #1 TIMOTHY HOLMES b AL who went back to settle estate and never returned to MS.Dau BETTIE COFFEE HOLMES b 1853 MS #2 MEDLEY VAWTER DALE b 1824 MO, my GGgf.Family is in 1860 Eulogy Beat, Holmes Co MS Census.Mary E 29 b AL. I cannot find them in later Censuses.
My Ggm FRANCES "FANNIE" PERMELLIA DALEwas b 1862 MS and with bro Henry is in home of half-sis Bettie Coffee Holmes Thomas in 1880 Burleson Co TX Census, mother b MS, father b MO.She married JOEL FRANKLIN SMITH and raised family in Hearne, Robertson Co TX.Cannot find her Death Cert.
She, Ggm, had a cousin named FANNIE DALE. I found her Death Cert:born 1861 Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, parents W.T. DALE and AMELIA DODSON.She married JEFF SMITH and they were in Bryan, Brazos Co TX.
Does anyone know anything about MARY E. DOTSON (HOLMES)who married MEDLEY VAWTER DALE or AMELIA DODSON who married W.T. DALE. They seem to be cousins with dau's born 1 yr apart both named Frances, going by "Fannie".