although it has been 10 years since the original post, i can answer a few questions. my name is james merritt, i am the son of ancil eugene merritt. yes, cecil was my fathers cousin. i am curious if any of our kin has a picture of johnny m merritt or estelle crockett. i never met my grandfather johnny. cecil lived in the kansas city area back in the late 70's. i did get to meet him in 1976 in waco,tx. i do have some info on samuel crockett, uncle abb and both truman smiths of waco. i met larry merritt once, our brother billy knows larry well.