I found an ARCHIVED thread on Rootsweb entitled, Jackson-Clay-Overton-CO-TN which is most interesting to me. The post was from 2000.
I am specifically interested in Nancy J. Hawkins (1857-1886); daughter of John Chapman and Mahalia Lee Hawkins of Jackson County, TN. As listed in this post, Nancy J. Hawkins married William Loftis (1849-1850-1933; son of Henry Rueben and Mary Jane Holcomb). I am wondering the source for this entry? We have always thought that our great grandmother was Nancy J. Hawkins who married our great grandfather William Loftis (dates for both are stated above)...but I have never known/seen/found an official document/family document stating such.
Information on this source would greatly be appreciated.
Howard D. Loftis
3 Nancy J. HAWKINS b: 1857 in Tennessee d: Abt 1886 in
Jackson Co., Tennessee
................... +William LOFTIS b: 1851-1852 in Jackson Co., Tennessee
m: Abt 1870 d: 1930-1933 in Ozark Co., Missouri Father: Henry Reuben Loftis
Mother: Mary Jane Holcomb