Peter Hammersmith: Mannheim to Texas, 1800's
I am searching for descendants of Peter Hammersmith and his first wife, Minerva Burriss. Minerva was the sister of my great grandfather, William Wilson Burriss. Peter came to visit relatives in Mississippi as a teen-ager in 1859 and stayed. He served with the Confederate Army in the Civil War and afterwards traveled to Belton, Bell County, Texas in 1866. He married Minerva in 1868 in Bell County. They had 11 children but five died young. The ones who survived to be adults were: John P., Roy, Charles, Byron, and Minnie. Minnie married Clarence Metcalf. Peter Hammersmith was a very successful businessman,a civic minded person, and was well thought of in the community. I would like to fill in big blank spots on our family record and I believe that his descendants could answer most of my questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.