I have sent Joe W. Stout the information on the Flys mentioned.He certainly will be glad to give the info out.I have given him sources, etc.
West Tenn. Flys have never made since and has always been guesses to Elisha Fly's children and the extreme gaps in ages.Proably because someone put them with Elisha to make up his family.
Now that this info has been found, it is understandable why Elisha's family has never fit or been proven execpt for 3 children. Contact Joe for details.
Also have letter to Mr. C. Reid Dowland, Marietta, R. 1, Texas written by Edith Dial, daughter of William Brown Capps and Viola Parsons.She mentions and Uncle Bill and Aunt Bob? Reid.her mentions her mother sisters, Nan Butler, Mrs. Hallie Smith, and Nancy married Will Stafford nad 2 sons,and lived in Milan Tenn.Joe also has this info. This is the first time I have seenany actual record of a Reid/Capps/Fly/Dowland relationship.Unfortunately Edith is dead as far as I know and so is Mrs. Stafford.I corresponded with both for several years.Edith says her father is with her and bedriden at the age of somewhere in the 90's.That would be William Brown Capps.
Next, John Rogers Capps and his brother Elisha Fly Capps, sons of Lucy Fly Capps use to write to each other a lot. This is per a partial letter written by the late Alphus capps.Alphus is dead and 200 hundred years of Capps records were sold at an auction.Some have been recovered by me.There was one other person that Alphus sent copies of Capps info to - unfortunately he is also dead.Anyone reklated to John Rogers Capps please look around to see if any of the letters to John Rogers Capps still exist in their families records.These letters re extremely important.There also shoud be some court records of Alphus and Fred P. Capps trying to recover land that had never been sold.Ths would be the Joe W. Stout homestead.The land was not known to have not been sold until Elisha Fly Capps mentioned it shortly before he died.The rule is, the person who pays the taxes owns the property.To claify Joe, he inherited the land he lives on and the old Capps house no longer exists.
The importance of this research is monumental to all the families mentioned and will certainly make a difference in family groups.Please, all the researchers I implore you to help me with documenting these families.It is a monumental job. and we must stop using records of one person - there is no way one person could possibly do this and document it.