I've been researching the line of John Easley in Lawrence County, AL because I have wondered about two of his unknown sons born before 1820. (Please see Virginia Easley DeMarce's file on rootsweb.) Also located in Lawrence Co. was the family of John May. Some of John Easley's and John May's children married in Lawrence County (not to each other, but to other spouses), and so I think that both families probably knew each other. A daughter of John May, Nancy Virginia, went to Itawamba County, MS and married my ancestor, William G. Easley in 1837. Some of John Easley's children and some of John May's children also came to Mississippi.
A cousin and I are researching the possibility that William G. Easley, b. abt. 1814-1816 in Tennessee, was one of the unknown sons of John Easley born before 1820. John Easley had one or more sons born in Tennessee, so he was in TN at one time. My cousin and I believe that it is possible that the Easley and May family knew each other in Lawrence County, Alabama and that Nancy Virginia May and William G. Easley may have both come from that county and then married in Itawamba County, Mississippi. We think they may have been the children of John Easley and John May. It would make a lot of sense, but we do not have proof at this point.
Does anyone out there have any possible theories and helpful information? Does anyone have any ideas on the ancestry of my William G. Easley? I would sincerely appreciate any help or theories you can give! Thank you in advance!!