Ancestry of Winfield Dyer Gallup and Florence Bertha Miles

Thomas J. Spears [Parents] was born on 10 Aug 1866 in Alabama. He died on 27 Nov 1915 in Esperanza,MS. He was buried on 29 Nov 1915 in Thaxton,Pontotoc Co.,MS. He married Reni Elizabeth Hale on 10 Dec 1891 in Pontotoc,Pontotoc Co.,MS.

Reni Elizabeth Hale was born on 25 Dec 1871 in Pontotoc,Pontotoc Co.,MS. She died on 6 Jul 1928 in Pontotoc,Pontotoc Co.,MS. She married Thomas J. Spears on 10 Dec 1891 in Pontotoc,Pontotoc Co.,MS.

Simeon Spears [Parents] was born about 1869 in Alabama. He married Nora Belle Dillard [date/place unknown].

Nora Belle Dillard.Nora married Simeon Spears [date/place unknown].

John (pos."Jack") Spears [Parents] was born on 15 May 1861 in Alabama. He died on 18 Aug 1920 in Pontotoc,Pontotoc Co.,MS. He was buried in Shady Grove Cem.,Pontotoc Co.,MS. He married Mary Ann "Molly" Hale on 30 Nov 1895.

Inez (Ray) Harris in her notes lists both a Jack and a John as separate sons of William. For John she lists a wife Virgina Sledge. One might speculate that there is really only the one son, John, nicknamed Jack, who was married twice.

Mary Ann "Molly" Hale.Mary married John (pos."Jack") Spears on 30 Nov 1895.

Francis Marion Spears [Parents] was born on 6 Jul 1840 in Randolph Co.,AL. He died on 22 Sep 1936 in Alabama. He married Martha Samantha (Mrs. Francis M. Spears) [date/place unknown].

Martha Samantha (Mrs. Francis M. Spears) was born in Jan 1840 in Georgia. She married Francis Marion Spears [date/place unknown].

The maiden name of Martha is thought to be either Cockrell, Blair or Blane.

John M. Spears [Parents] was born in 1834 in Randolph Co.,AL. He was buried in Alto,Texas. He married Susan E. McCain about 1855 in Randolph Co.,AL.

Susan E. McCain.Susan married John M. Spears about 1855 in Randolph Co.,AL.

William W. Spears was born in 1836 in Georgia. He married Paralee or Pati Lee Spears [date/place unknown].

Paralee or Pati Lee Spears [Parents] was born on 25 Jul 1836 in Randolph Co.,AL. She died on 7 Apr 1908 in Walker,AL. She married William W. Spears [date/place unknown].

Unsure about spelling of first name.

James Ladurle Ray [Parents].James married Deborah Ann Stuart [date/place unknown].

Deborah Ann Stuart.Deborah married James Ladurle Ray [date/place unknown].

They had the following children:

  F i Angela Ray.

Richard Day(?).Richard married Angela Ray [date/place unknown].

Angela Ray [Parents].Angela married Richard Day(?) [date/place unknown].

Angela is a source for most of the Ray genealogy. She resides in Iowa.

Daniel Griswell.Daniel married Hollie Tackett [date/place unknown].

Hollie Tackett [Parents].Hollie married Daniel Griswell [date/place unknown].

They had the following children:

  F i Rachel Danae Griswell.

Rufus Tackett [Parents] was born in 1850 in Mississippi. He married Jennie (Mrs. Rufus Tackett) [date/place unknown].

Jennie (Mrs. Rufus Tackett).Jennie married Rufus Tackett [date/place unknown].

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