Who Am I Descended From?
Family history on my maternal grandmother’s side goes back to Ayr and Dundee Scotland. I have a letter that a great, great uncle wrote about the Laird’s, Scott’s and Crawford’s coming over here to America in the 1700′s. They owned slaves in Milledgeville , Georgia but lived mostly in Texas. I wish I could send the letter but it’s about 8 pages long. Tells so much of the beliefs and the way things were back then. George Crawford is the man who wrote it. It’s truly a historical document.
As far as my paternal grandfather’s side I have some information about it but what truly fascinates me is my paternal grandmother who I know nothing about. She was supposedly Choctaw according to a book that my cousin Bonnie has on the history of folks from Arkansas but I asked my grandmother one time when I was about 9 years old if we were part Indian and I was cussed out and told to shut up and never ask that again. I’ve always heard rumors that we were part black on both sides of the family and some of my maternal grandmothers cousins, aunts and such are recorded as being mulatto. I finally found my great grandfather on my mom’s side, W.P. Coons listed on a Texas “A List” fugitive roll and he was on the run for stealing cattle. Other than the fact that me married my great grandmother Isabelle Coons I know nothing about them either. He is said to have become a music teacher and his carriage went into a frozen river and he died from pneumonia. Isabelle Crawford Coons died 3 years later and my grandmother and three of her brothers were raised in an orphanage in Texas in abominable conditions until Hulon escaped and brought back Aunt Ella Crawford with the sheriff and he made the orphanage release them in to her custody. I’d like to have a referral to someone who can help me find out more. Thank You, Marilyn