I am trying to find, for my mother, anything about her g-grandfather, John LAKE, or EAGLE, or GREYEAGLE. She does not know his wife's name. IGI has a John G.EAGLE, who m. Stacy DOTSON, on 25 Feb 1821, in Tyler, Greenbrier Co, W/VA.
All she knows is what her beloved grandmother, Vilinda Susan LAKE, told her when she was a small child. He was born in WV, but from a family frmn NC. He and his wife died during a terrible Yellow Fever epidemic, possibly with several children. The house was burned, with the bodies in it. [It was believed to be contagious, like smallpox]. The three surviving children were sent to live with a relative of the wife's, who was dead when they arrived, and they were farmed out.
Does any of this sound even vaguely familiar? This is our brick wall. All suggestions received with pathetic gratitude. Thanks, Martha Coyote