Since 1970, I have been searching in vain for the parents of my Gg grandmother, Mary Ann Stewart, b.c. 1834/5 in AL(prob. in Madison co.); she married Thomas J. Coats in Lincoln Co. TN in 1858 and died near Arlington, TX on 1 March 1907(however, her residence at that time was in Collin Co. TX nr. McKinney). Given this circumstance, I had thought that perhaps she was visiting some sort of kin in or near Arlington(Stewarts perhaps?)
Some vague family traditions have it that either a brother or her father was a minister of some sort, and as the Coats family of LCT was settled very near the line with Madison Co. AL, there is a very good chance that a good part of her family was still in Madison Co. when she married in 1858(but this is just a guess on my part).
Any and all clues/leads/help appreciated; this one has been a problem for a very long time.
Larry D. Hamilton Coats