Searching for ancestry of John Henry Laing born in Texas 1850-1865, who married Maggie Davis, daughter of Richard Menefee and Jennie (Hollis) Davis on October 11, 1883 in San Augustine Co., Texas. Could John Henry Laing be related to the George Henry/Barbary (Henry/Hendry)Laing family of Georgia, Florida, and Leon Co., Texas?According to the 1850 Decatur Co.census, George Henry and Barbary had 3 sons: Marcus DeLafayette Laing, Marion Laing, and William D. Laing.William didn't have a son named John.Did Marion Laing also come to Texas?Did MDL Laing, age 30 and single (listed as deputy sheriff in the 1860 Leon Co. Tx Census) marry and have a family?
John Henry Laing died before the 1900 Census of Nacogdoches Co., Texas where Maggie Laing is listed as a widow:
1900 U. S. Census, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., Texas, Series: T623, Roll: 1661, Page: 85
Laing, Maggie 34,(wd.)(Mar. 1866) b. TX, TX, TN, Dressmaker
Laing, Nora 15, daughter, (July, 1885) b. TX TX TX
Laing, Johnie, 13, son, (Mar. 1887) b. TX TX TX TX
Laing, Catie, 11, daughter, (Jan. 1889) b. TX TX TX
Laing, Richard, 8, son, (Jan. 1891) b. TX TX TX
Laing, Albert, 6, son, b. (Mar. 1894) TX TX TX
Laing, Bertha, 4 daughter, ( Feb. 1896) b. TX TX TX
Maggie remarried to Robert H. Sample before 1910 census.I have been unable to locate birth, death, or any other record for John Henry Laing.His son, John Henry Jr. was beaten to death in Lufkin, Angelina Co., Texas in 1928, leaving a pregnant wife and 2 sons who were also beaten but survived (unsolved murder).
Can anyone provide a clue?Thanks