I am researching my husbands Richards family. Clarence Leroy Richards and his wife Mattie Ella King had several children in the Hill County area. Billie Ray, Albert Wayne, Edward Theodore, Hattie Faye and Verna Maye. Their oldest daughter Patsie Laveada was born in Terry County. They lived in several places around Texas but they spent the majority of their time in the Hill County area.
Clarence was born in Paris, Texas. He was the son of Edward Doyle Richards and Hattie Victoria Mooneyham. I am told that the Mooneyham's have strong native american roots and had walked the trail of tears. I am still trying to prove that. Edward and Hattie also lived in the Hill County area.
Mattie's parents were Theodore N King and Viola Maye Knoy. She was born in Eden, Texas. Theodore N Kind died when Mattie was quite young, and Viola Maye had to dig the grave herself on the farm where they lived. She later married John Snitcker and John adopted Mattie as his own.
If you have any common ancestors, I would love to compare notes!