I am searching for ancestors, and have just recently had a big set-back. I made a wrong connection and now am starting on this branch again. Emma Choate (Emly) was born to James and Martha (Brisco) Choate in 1870, Texas. Census records say her mother was born in Arkansas. Searching census records, I can find only one Martha Brisco b. abt 1846 and that in Madison, Sevier Co. If this is the right Martha, her parents are William (b. 1824) and Sally (b. 1827) from the 1850 Census.
Does anyone out there know anything about this Martha, and whom she married. Also, there is a James W Brisco listed next door to William in the 1850 Census. Is this William's father. If so, does anyone know who William's wife is and who is James W.'s wife.
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