Stephen Albert Pyland was my great grandpa. He was born to William Franklin and Mary Pankey Pyland on Feb. 11, 1877, at Finch AR. In 1900 he married Rosie Mothershed in AR. Lillie, Claude, and Frank were born to this union. In 1907, he married Sarah Strickland. Fred and Millie were added to this union. On Oct. 15, 1911, he married Lillie Demetra Stewart. They had Alva, Elvis (Short), Iola (living), Merle (living), Faye (my grandma), Inez, Wanda Lea (living), and Stephen Albert JR.
Lillie Demetra Stewart was previously married to Sam Shasteen. They had Louis and Laverne.
This info is accurate, as it comes from the family cookbook put together by the living children of Ab and Lillie Pyland to fund our annual reunion in Jonesboro, AR. Feel free to E-mail me for info on the Pyland reunion.