You mention your cousin Laverne. Back in the mid 1980's I was in contact with Cherryll Tenney Cook (wife of Willie Walter "Bill" Cook, first cousin of Emma L.) Bill died in 1988, after that I lost touch with Cherryll. I was wondering if you or Laverne still have contact with Cherryll.
Cherryll and I were working on Bill's grandparents James C Cook and Lucinda Jane Cox (daug of Hugh Cox and Sarah Turnbough/Turnbow/Turnbeau). Bill's parents were Isaac "Ike" Cook b 1882 (twin to Ida) and Ora C Tynes b 1896.