Thanks for your response, June. Since my original posting in 2000, I have learned lots more about my husband's family. John Ernest Tatum was the son of Van and Mary Belle Manire Tatum. Van was born Nov 1899, the son of James P. (b Mar 1859 in TN)and Nannie (b Jul 1860 in AR) Tatum. In 1900 they were in Elk Twp, Washita Co, Ok. Children were Mattie B. b Sep 1885 in TX, James T b Jan 1891 in TX (married Pauline Cluck Dec 31, 1916 in Sentinel), Van b Nov 1899 in TX and Edith b Apr 1897 in TX. A neice, Emma J. Davis b July 1899 in TX, was listed on the census in their household at that time. By 1923 James and Nannie Tatum were living in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co, TX. Van was killed in a stage car accident Dec 15, 1923 in Mineral Wells TX. I am seeking any living descendents of this family.