I have been researching most of the day. Started off uploading some pictures to ancestry.com for the last few generations. I have scanned in quite a few pics that came from my grandmother’s (Ruby Hanes Terral) house. I helped clean out her house when we had to sell it and I rescued the photographs so I could scan them in and share with the rest of the family. It is nice to have a face to put with the name. While I was uploading pics, I became distracted filling in some gaps in information on the Cloud and Terral sides. I used the PDFs I have of the most recent generations. I was trying to fill out all my father’s cousins so I could upload pics to theirs.
I did a little more looking on Samuel Osborne and John C. Hanes including searching at Newspapers.com and Fold3.com. I found some people by those names but the dates and locations didn’t match up so I don’t think they were my guys. I was pleased to find some interesting stories in the newspapers even though I don’t think they are my relatives. Here is one about a man named Samuel Osborne:
And this is a poem by a man named John C. Hanes (not a relative):
I also did some searching on those sites for John Harville because he pulls up with a Civil War service record. I found a few different entries and it is hard to tell which is the correct John Harville. More than likely the Confederate soldier and not the Union one because he is from Louisiana.
I was happy to find some information on Mary Ann Olds, wife of Reuben Valentine and mother of Sophronia Valentine. She showed up through ancestry.com as either Oles or Olds. Looking through the census records led me to believe it should be Olds. Her mother was listed as Ann Fortner in some places but when I worked back from Sophronia Valentine, my 2nd great grandmother it led to Mary Ann Olds. Through census records and findagrave.com plus the names on Sophronia Valentine’s wedding certificate (I have a copy from a family member), I found names that supported Ann Foster Olds Parker Day as Mary Ann Olds mother. Benjamin F. Parker, son of Ann Parker, was a witness at Sophronia Valentine’s wedding. William J. Valentine, Sophronia’s brother, was also a witness.
Now I’m questioning the man pulled up by ancestry as Mary Ann’s father because he lived in New York. I will have to do some more digging on that line to try to support that relationship.