Not related but have information-Jennie Gates/Will Meredith Tate County,MS
Sometimes you may have information on a person or family that is not related to you by blood or marriage. It is still very important to make this information known.
My GG Grandfather, Charles Nathaniel Billingsley, was married to Laura Jane Lowrie, daughter of Dave Lowrie & Jane Diffee. Dave & Jane raised an orphan named Jennie Gates.
Since I had this information, I did some research on Jennie Gates and found a marriage record and census information. I posted this information and was soon contated by a descendant of Jennie Gates. She was trying to trace her roots and had not had any luck until she saw my post. My information helped her get a good start on her research. The following is what I have on Jennie:
Jennie was born abt 1865 in MS. On a census she said her parents had also been born in MS. (Note:still trying to find out their names). There is a Marriage Bond in 1882 in Tate County,MS for Jennie Gates and William M. Meredith b. 3/1861 in MS. The bond was signed by R.J.Lowrie.
The 1880 census of Looxahoma, Tate County,MS shows Jennie,age 15, living with Dave & Jane Lowry(Lowrie).
The 1900 census for Tate County,MS shows: W.M.Meredith, wife Jennie(Virginia), children: Ada, Orthe, Bob, Carrie, Rosie, Daniel.
You don't realize how a small pebble of information can start a landslide. Always post any information you may have. Somebody is probably looking for it.