I am having a bit of difficulty in finding information on my gr gr grandfather. His name as I knew it was Joseph Walter Lanthrum because his daughter, my grandmother, used that spelling as her name. Later I find an obituary in the IL newspaper where I always knew them to be from and it listed his name as LANTRUM. Now I find who I belived to be his father, Joseph Willard LANTRUM listed in TN (boths Josephs' b tn) in Williamson co 1870 as LANTRON with a wife named Sarah. Mine was married to Sarah Grimes. This must be him, dates fit, born 1842. I am skipping back and forth from Landrum, Latham, now here and also I find a Latture 18 yrs old in 1860 making him born 1842 which also would fit my Joseph Willard L???'s birthdate. They were in Sullivan co TN. Family rumour has it that our Joseph Willard Lantrum fmaily (whatever the name really is) goes back to MS.
Do any of you find these spelling variations among your Lantron/Lantran? I searched ALL of the surnames starting with L that was even remotely similar, even some that werent'. THe closest I find was Joseph Latture b,1842 but must get back to the library and find out more on him.
Thanks for sharing a lead if you have one.
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