Looking or Sarah McCoy (Raley) of Alabama
I am searching for any information on my great great grandmother, Sarah M. Raley. We just found out recently that the M. possibly stood for McCoy. We have been told many stories one of which was that she was an indentured servant and the father of her 3 children was the man (who was married) that she was indentured to. She had William Raley (who was last known living in Houston County, AL. Leola Raley (my great grandmother) who last lived in the Cottonwood/Grangeberg, AL area and is supposed to be buried at Bethelham in the same area. Leola was married 3 times (1) John Wesley Barrenting they had my grandmother: Leona Barrentine Branton, she 2nd married ? Jarvis, they had 3 children. David Jarvis who lived in the Taylor/Rehobeth area he was the custodian of Rehobeth High School in Rehobbeth, Houston Co. AL, Edna Raley who married ? Prevatt (still living) They lived in Houston Co., AL. Lola B. Raley m. ? Anderson (still living)in Houston Co., AL The last child of Sarah M. Raley is unknown. The new name has brought up many questions: was she married? What happened to her husband? Was she indentured and why? Who was the family she lived with and could the man be the father of the children. I did speak to William several years ago, and he stated that was a fact, but refused to talk about it anymore, he was not happy.