My name is Melba Williams, and my husband is Robert Williams, grandson of Ella Alabama Greening, m. James Chambers Williams. My husband's father of James Chambers Williams, Jr. (Jim).
Have you had much luck researching Ella? Was her name Ella Alabama Rufus, before it was changed to Greening? In tge 1860 US Census, their are 4 Rufus children living with J. J. Greening, age 55.
Any sources you could share would be greatly appreciated.
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