This message is old, but do you know if Rebecca Giddens is the Rebecca A Giddens the daughter of Hiram Calvery Giddens? Hiram is the younger brother of Rachel Giddens who wed Henry Shockey in Kentucky and then migrated to Illinois, Ark and then to Texas about 1832 or so. A Beckie Giddens wed Rachel and Henry's son William Henry Shockey.Becky and Wm Henry Shockey had a son Wm Henry and on his death certificate the parents are listed as Henry Shockey and Beckie Gideons.
We have been told by family that the younger Wm Henry was raised by his Aunt Lou Raibourn and we do not know why. His father's last record is the Confederate census taken in 1860 of eligible men. But we have also heard that Wm Henry Sr wed a West later and lived in Oklahoma. Can't find anything on that. Wm Henry Sr's brother George W Shockey did marry a Louiza West and we found the marriage license for that.
Thank you for a reply, Dodie Pool Butcher