I am interested in hearing from anyone in the Gary, Texas area who can give me information about the William Laird family. He married Rhoda Gary in Florida, and they were in the 1900 Walton County, Florida census with several children. In 1910 they were in Panola County, Texas but Rhoda had died about 1905,and is buried in Gary, Texas.
William Laird's family was well known in the Gary area and I understand that there are still descendants there. My main interest is in seeing if anyone of the Laird descendants has any information on their grandmother/great grandmother Rhoda Gary Laird. I have been puzzled for a long time as to whether the Gary community is in any way connected to my Gary lineage that originated in Florida. My great grandfather, John Thomas Gary, brother to Rhoda, also came to the Panola/Shelby County area, and another Gary brother Samuel also moved there. If anyone can shed some light on this matter, I would appreciate help. Thank you, Ladonna Viertel