Re: Gurleys, Helmantolers, Yandells
Hi!I'm so glad you found my message!I'll tell you what I can about Lossie's parents:
Her mother's name is Sarah Elizabeth Free, according to my granny, Fay.She was born October 1875 in Kentucky, and supposedly died in Pittsburgh in 1963, but I haven't found any records of her death.
She married James Robert Travis in 1888.He was born March 17, 1866 in KY and died 1898.He was a well digger and died when a well caved in on him.
After he died, Sarah went to live with brother-in-law Henry Lee Travis and mother-in-law Rachel Travis. I found them in the 1900 cenus in the Olive Voting Precinct, Marshall County, Kentucky.
She later married Elmer Westcourt Jones in 1903 and had like 6 more kids with him: Gladys, Jewel, Priscilla, Edgar, Lorena, and Julia.I don't have anything else on them.
Oh, and according to my granny, Sarah Free had a ton of siblings, but I don't know who their parents were.There's Cordellia, Fannie, Birdie, Emma, Mary, Samuel, Charles, and Thomas.I don't have anything else on them either.
Hope this all helps!