I have just taken up genealogy and am researching the Hager family of Oklahoma and Tennessee; the Haney family of Oklahoma, Texas and Illinois; the Strange family of Texas; and the Ellerd family of Texas.I haven't gotten up the courage to start on the Jones family yet.
My maternal Grandfather George Allen Hager came to Oklahoma from Tennessee in a covered wagon.They settled in south central Oklahoma.My maternal Grandmother's name was Minnie Etter Dockery.
My paternal Grandfather Alver Porter Haney came from south central Oklahoma.My paternal Grandmother didn't have to change her name when she got married.She was Jannie Blanch Haney from north central Texas.
I married Carol Dean Jones whose family was from Oklahoma and north Texas.This is where the Strange family comes in too.
My daughter married David Coleman Ellerd.Therefore, I will also be tracing that line.