States: Texas: Grayson
In the 1920 Grayson Co. census I found a James Lashley, age 50 & a Tom Lashley, age 36. My half-aunt was the daughter of James by his short-lived marriage to my grandmother, Cora Bostick of Hill Co, TX. Iva Louise Lashley was born in Hill Co. 1898. According to Iva's death cert, James Madison Lashley was b in Meriwether Co. GA. Cora's 2nd husb and my grandfather, William Andrew Puckett, was also b in Meriwether Co, GA & his family moved to Columbia Co. AR in 1888. From there he went to Hill Co. TX as a young man & I think there is possibly a connection between Puckett & Lashley. My grandmother used to talk about Jim Lashley's younger brother who lived with them & how much she loved & missed him. I'm assuming that this brother was Tom. Iva married an Albert Smith in Waco, TX & lived her life there. She never saw her father again after they left him when she was a small child. Cora & Jim Lashley had moved to the Red River Valley of TX & one day Cora's father came to get her to take her home. She was told that if she stayed there she would get sick in the unhealthy climate. It was a decision I believe she always regretted. Anyone with Lashley, Puckett or Smith ties, please contact me. Also, there may be a Riddle connection to these folks. Thanks
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