Bill,Since I posted that note last night about ALLEY/ELLEY, I got a response from a lady that shows MELISSA and SAMUEL ALLEY in Finney Co, KS in the 1900 census.Married 16 years, but not children born at all.I know from an old picture that they lived in a "sod house" in Kansas, but that's about all.Thanks for the info on his parents.
As far as HANNAH goes, I think she did marry, but I don't know to whom.I got an email last summer from a guy asking if I had any info on her family and at that point I was concentrating on this line, but I saved it.When I got to the point that Ifigured out who HANNAH was, I emailed him and he answered but hasn't gotten around to sending me any info.His name is Bill Moore, in case you have a connection with him.
Believe it or not, MELVEL is the correct spelling of MEL's first name.Its on his tombstone and STELLA's oldest son was JAMES MELVEL HOLLAND.Weird.
By the way, how are you related to this family?Keep me posted and I'll do the same for you. - Fran