My dad is Donald Edgin Sr,his dad was Elmer Edgin (my grandfather) not sure but he may have had more siblings but I only remember a Jim Edgin.
I am not positive of this but it appears that my great-grandfather may have been born with a different first name that he finished up his life with. I found an Elias M. Edgin born the same date he was born, I think, in Mills County, Texas. This Elias Edgin shows up in the 1900 and 1910 Texas Census. It shows his wife as Beulah in both census. 1910 census shows two children but with names not the same as the two oldest but close. The oldest was shown as Annie Laura who somehow became Lucille. The second child shows as Eddie Lee, a boy, which was a girl named Etta Lee. That is the last I find of him until about 1940. Somewhere between 1910 and then he became Thomas Marion Edgin (his tombstone shows as Tom M. Edgin). He died in 1946 and is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Hot Spring County, Arkansas.
Somewhere around 1920 he moved to Hot Spring County. Arkansas as my grandfather, Elmer Lee Edgin, was born at Marcus. There were families living in that county at that time, who were later related to the Edgin family. My great-grandmother Beulah was born a Miller and by 1920 her Mother and Father had moved somewhere around Bismarck. Another family living there was the Hughes family who had a son named Henry who married one of Beulah’s sisters named Jesse. There was another family named Easley who had a son named Ernest who married Annie Laura (Lucille).
At some point after my grandfather was born they moved to Hot Springs. I can find both Tom Edgin (father) and Elmer Edgin (son) living there. In fact, at one point my grandfather lived on Malvern Avenue and Tom Edgin lived around the corner on Gaines Street. My father, Donald Edgin, says that his grandpa used to come to their apartment as see them some before he died in 1946.
We have also been told that my great-grandfather was in the Texas Rangers and went down to help with the 1900 Galveston hurricane and that he served during that time with Tom Mix.
So, if my great-grand father really was Elias Edgin, then Thomas Preston Edgin was his father which may help in tracking the genealogy back. Any help or information is greatly apperciated.
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