We have a Minard Chew in our family. We know nothing of his vital info except that he had a sister named Mamie Chew. They were the children of Richard Chew and Margaret Thornton (b. 24 October 1852). Margaret was the daughter of John Thornton and Mary Ann Radford or Redford. Mary Ann was also married (1860 in Illinios) to a John Crawford who was born in Scotland. Mary Ann and John had a son Charles Crawford who moved to Oklahoma. He moved around Oklahoma and we can follow the trail through his children's births - Yukon (several kids born here), Shawnee (1), Cashion (1), Apache (4 known, but possibly 8). It is quite possible that the Chews were moving around these same areas with the Crawfords and Gills. Do you think there is a connection here? We haven't come across too many Minard Chew 's in the databases.Do you know if your Great Grandfather had a sister named Mamie?