My gggrandmother was Elizabeth Fail b. l848, the daughter of Alfred Fail (and ancestors William, Lewis, Thomas, and John Fail according to Welton Fail's book). Elizabeth Fail married John Allen Gordy/Gorday. They had children in Choctaw Co. Ala who moved over into south eastern Miss. and down into Mobile, Ala. Children were: John Allen Jr., Frances Ludie (Louisa?) who married a Lee, Mary Ida who married a Rains, Leonard, Coleman, Gertrude, Stella, Amanda C., Wiley, Gussie married Cohen Davis?, and William Grover.