My gggrand father was Alvanis M. Ledman. He was born October 30, 1846 in Carrol Co. Indiana. His father was Henry Ledman born abt. 1825 in Virginia. His mother was Mary Ann Goodwin born abt. 1825 in Ohio. Alvanis married Orpha Gooseman (Guseman) on November 24, 1867 in Carrol Co. Indiana. Alvanis died February 2, 1925 in Leavenworth, Kansas. His children were named James, Emma, Ollie Viola, (my great grand mother) Henry, Howard, Alvanis S., Walter, George, and Orpha "Dollie". I have a some photographs of Alvanis with his wife Orpha probably taken around 1870. They look like they could possibly be part American Indian. My information has come from research, no information was passed on to me by my grand mother Ethel Conroy Maupin.