Responding jointly for myself and Judy McCauley:
After a lot of searching we have finally determined our lineage which will require some corrections in information previously posted in regard to Marcus Burnett Cansler.
Marcus Burnett is the son of John Cansler, the son of James Nathaniel Cansler. John was married to Matilda Renshaw. John was a brother to Golden and Pliney.
Marcus Burnett was also known as "Lafayette" Cansler. The LDS (familysearch.com) records show a Lafayette Burnett Cansler was born in 1838 and married Eliza Jane Walker abt 1858.
Eliza Jane Walker has sometimes been listed as Louisa Jane Walker which was incorrect.
Marcus (Lafayette) and Eliza had a son:
John Reed Cansler - 1861. (my great-grandfather).
John Reed Cansler married Sarah (Sallie) G. Armstrong abt 1882. They had a son:
Ernest Clifton Cansler (my grandfather) in 1883. It was reported in the 1900 census that there was another son but I have been unable to find any information or even a first name.
Ernest Clifton Cansler (1883 - 1966) married Clara Scates (1887 - 1986). The were both born in Crofton and died in Hopkinsville (Riverside Cemetary).
Clara was the daughter of Walter I Scates and Amanda Putnam. (Hilltop Cemetary - Crofton)
Ernest and Clara had two children:
Mayme Lee Cansler (Porter)
Russell Newell Cansler 1909 - 1995 (my father)
Mayme Lee and Russell are both buried in Riverside - Hopkinsville.
Mayme Lee is survived a son: Mike Porter (Ohio); and a daugther in Atlanta: Kaye Barefield (Mrs. E. Kent Barefield).
Russell is survived by three daughters:
Judy McCauley - Fredonia, Ky
Ann Geighes - Chicago, IL
Joan Cansler - Hopkinsville, Ky
My thanks to those of you who have provided leads in my search.
Any additional information regarding any other children of Marcus (Lafayette) Burnett Cansler and James Reed Cansler would be appreciated.
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