Marlene~thanks for your reply to the message on James W Cavanaugh. I tried e-mailing you at the address shown but got it back. James W Cavanaugh was my husband Morris' great grandfather. His grandfather was Jackson Lee Cavanaugh. Morris died on March 5 of this year but he had extensive info on James W & Mary M (McClure) family; however nothing on James prior to his appearing on the 1850 census of Bedford Co TN. Last fall, shortly after Morris became ill, I corresponded with Stan Bates of Washington state. His mother sent me some information and pictures. Morris was to ill to get into all of this again and I haven't corresponded with either Stan or his mother since shortly after Morris died. I am trying to get back into the genealogy searching again and hope I might find something else on James prior to 1850. Anyway, I would be glad to have any information on Laura Bell's line of the family that you might furnish such as her birth/death date (we only had May 1888 on her birth date), her husband(s), the children and their birth/death dates or whatever that you might have and would like to share.
Where did you get the info on James & Mary? Again thanks for the message. You could e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS I live in Cross Plains, Callahan Co, TX