Hello...I notice you are researching both Petersons and Loyds. So am I ...My maternal great grandparents were Effie Loyd and Fred Allen Peterson; their parents were Henry and Mary Ellen (Bohannon) Loyd; and Peter and Aurelia (Nierman) Peterson, respectively. They came from the southern Missouri / northern Arkansas / eastern Oklahoma areas. Does any of this sound familiar ?
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