Thank you Bea for writing.Will do the best I can to give you what I have on the Greer sisters who married James Riley Oxford (20 May 1821-11 Apr 1890) the son of James and Mary Ann Pennell Oxford who migrated to Hardin Co. IL.around 1836.James Riley first married Sarah A. Greer (March 19, 1824-1 May 1865) at the age of 21.They had 10 children, 6 were surviving at his death. On the 29th of August following the death of Sarah,he married Martha A. Greer Stokes, the sister of Sarah.Martha had three children by him.James Riley and Sarah are buried in the Rutherford Cemetery, Hardin Co. IL. and Martha is buried in the Old Patton Cemetery, Hardin Co. IL.Children by Sarah: 1. Rebecca Oxford (19 May 1843-20 Octo1910) married Peter Pennell (19 Oct 1833-23 Mar 1913) 2. Mary Ann Oxford (4 Apr 1845-20 Mar 1876) married Thomas Patton-married after his death Thomas Finchum 3. Samuel C. Oxford (29 June 1847-1 May 1928) married 1. Elise Gustin.Married 2. Belle Matthews.(there were other marriages.) 4. Sarah M. Oxford-30 May 1851-1 Sep 1890 married her first cousin, James Newton Oxford (7 Feb 1846-6 Dec 1912) 5. Martha F. Oxford (Apr 1854-1913) married first cousin margan Oxford (6 Jan 1851-30 Nov 1939) 6. Nancy E. Oxford (20 Sep 1858-30 Nov 1939) married 1. Jaohn Frailey-married 2. Horace Hobbs in 18981 married 3. Grant Hooven. 7. James Anderson Oxford (9 Feb 1861-21 Apr 1937) married Sarah McCue (1861-1940) 8. Isaac N. Oxford (25 Nov 1863-2 Dec 1882) married Martha Thornton.There was an Elizabeth Oxford, but I don't have any dates or know which sister she belongs to. The Greers were born in Wilson Co. Tn.Martha married first Alfred Stokes in Union County, IL.He died in the Civil War.He was a bugler.The Stokes children were 1. Manerva Stokes-married Thomas B. Rutherford 2. Martha Stokes-married James Wyatt Patton, the son of Hannah (Oxford) and Samuel Patton. Martha Ellen was the second wife of James Wyatt.They raised my father, and the children of the first mg of James Wyatt considered Ellen as their mother, their mother dying very young.I have pictures of Ellen with my older sister, she died before I was born. My mother loved her. I believe from old articles in the county paper that every one loved her. 3. Alfred Stokes married Sarah Patton the daughter of Hannah (Oxford) and Samuel Patton. Children by Martha and James Riley Oxford 1. John Russell Oxford(1 Jan 1867-24 July 1931) married Mary Julia Angleton, 2. cousin Mary Jane Oxford 3. Viola Belle Beard. 2. Hannah Isabel Oxford (23 Nov 1869-16 Jan 1935) marriedHenry G. Lane. 3. Fanny Annie Oxford born September 1874 died Jan 1918 of typyhoid fever.Married 11 Sep 1888 John William Fellows (1 Nov 1867-11 Jan 1904).Married 2. Allen Adams.
I am Wanda Patton Reed, the daughter of Orval and Estelle (McDowell) Patton.Dad was born of Dora Lee Patton and Charles Leonberger, and they didn't live together, and Ellen and James Wyatt took him to raise, and he took the name of Patton.He was adopted at the age of 17 by Ma, as they all called her, (Ellen) after the death of James Wyatt Patton.There is a lot of history in Hardin co. IL.