I am trying to help a friend with her genealogy so picking at straws.. if you can help me connect the dots, plmk..
On 1880 census, there is the family of Benjamin F. Gray, born Alabama in 1847. He is listed with wife Mosy and children (Susan b 1872, James b.1775, and Willie b.1778)
I think I found Benjamin living in Van Zandt Texas in 1900, listed as widow and with family (Edward b 1884, Adeline b.1890, Susie(married) Burns b.1871, with husband Marion Burns and son Willie b. 1894.
I am trying to find out if Edward b.1884, married a Pearl b1891 AK and moved to California.
I am looking for lineage of a Mary Emma Gray, b1921, who is listed on 1910 Orange CA census,living with a Edward F. Gray b. 1884 and Pearl.
a Mary Emma Gray(1921-1981 CA) married Lester B. Steward around 1938 and they were the founders of 'dropouts annonymous' that started in 1963 in California..
any leads greatly appreciated..