Looking for Julia R. Cosby
My name is Laura and I have been researching both sides of my family for many years now. Lately I've been researching my paternal grandfather's family, the Houchins. My focus is my great, great, great grandfather. His name was James Monroe Houchin and he was born in April 1837. His wife was Julia Ann Sutton, a Cherokee Indian. But lately I learned he is listed on some websites(family search and rootsweb) as having a wife named Julia R. Cosby, who married him in 1857. Strange thing is, she was born the same year and the same place as my ancestor, Julia Sutton. But James married Julia Cosby in 1857 while my ancestor was married to him in a different year and another location. There was never any mention of James having a first wife or a child by her(he had a son named after him that shows up in census records that also never got mentioned), so my question is: are there two wives or just one? Who exactly is this Julia R. Cosby?