John G Owensby was my GGrandfather. He had 2 family's of 10 children each with 2 wives. The first wife was named Ida Chandler and I believe they lived in North Carloina or Georgia and moved to Arkansas. Wife 2 was named Amanda McTyre and it is believed in my immeadiate family that she was Cherokee. She is my Grandfather's mother. His name is Fred Talmadge Owensby and was born in Gans, Oklahoma Indian Territory in 1895 and moved to Raton, NM in the early 1920's and worked in the coal mines in that area most of his life. My Dad (85 yrs young in Feb 2011) remembers John G and meeting his half uncles and aunts in and around Muskogee Okla when the family would get together in his youth. John G is buried in Crawford, Okla and Amanda is buried in Muskogee. Hope this helps.