My Mother's Father was named James Franklin DeLawder born near Harpers Ferry, Northern Virginia July 31, 1884 and died in Rosenberg, Texas April 24, 1960. His Father's name was Henry DeLawder, born April 13, 1856. His Mother's name was Anna Rebecca May, Born June 1, 1859 and died December 11, 1899.
My Grandfather James Franklin had three brothers, Charles Wilbur Dies born 10/26/1899, Joseph Daniel born 7/12/1886 and Walter Henry born 8/11/1896. He also had seven sisters, Nettie Bell born 11/24/1880, Barbara Catharine born 7/28/1882, Sarah Elizabeth born 7/17/1888, Louisa Victoria born 2/2/1890, Ida Ruth born 3/17/1892, Jana Mae born 4/17/1894 and Mary Etta (Mamie) born 9/2/1898.
When James Franklin's Mother died, his father took the children to Ohio, Indiana and Ohio and boarded them out with various farm families to be raised. James Franlin's Father then returned to Virginia and remarried and had another two sons, Perry and Roy and a daughter. He died before he saw his children by his first wife again.
James Franklin DeLawder and his wife Emma Hazel Seammen married and had a daughter Emma Myrtle born 11/18/1911 (my Mother) and a son James Alfred born 2/16/1909. They moved to LaPorte, Texas in 1929. James Franklin died April 24, 1960 and his wife Emma Hazel died August 11, 1956.
My Mother, Emma Myrtle married my Father Travis Culberson Langford and had two sons, Travis Allen (myself) and my brother James Edmond. My Father died June 20, 1979 and my Mother died June 14, 1994. My uncle, James Alfred died September 8, 1976.
I would appreciate any information about my Great Grandfather, Henry DeLawder or my Great Grandmother, Anna Rebecca May, or any of their children.
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