I have a civil war widow who was married in 1860 and probably remarried after 1862. The little husband, james N. Patterson died in army camp at Rehondo, Ark. of measles and never got to war.
Her name would have been:
MARCELLA (marilla)Louise( DODD) PATTERSON.
She would probably have remarried under the names of:
M.L.Patterson or Marcella L. Patterson or even Louise or Lucy Patterson?
WE think she may have come home to stay with 'momma" and Momma was : lucy cave dodd AUTRY and we have been unable to find an Autrey (Autry) family in the 1870 census with a wife, lucy and a step dau. Marilla or marcella or lucy?
WE have looked so long...do you hear desperation here? grin,
IF anyone has access to BANDERA records, or marriage list, or even cemetery list? Please run a name check for this young widow for us? or her stepfather?: thanks.. judy hugg grimes, email@example.com