Hi! My father is Houston Monroe Mings b ca. 1914, his father was James Vance b 1889 and his grdf was Houston Huse Mings b 1859. Huse was a minister with a holiness church I believe and my dad recalls they were around Big Sandy Upshar or Rusk county when my dad was a child. James Vance was living in or around Stonewall Co, Tx when my dad and his bros and sis were born. He either was poisoned or committed suicide around 1918.
The bros and sis of James Vance are "Buck" d 1929 was m to Williams sis of Sambo Williams, Kelse lived around Breckenridge and was married to a Hettie; Annie who m a Deveroix.. These were children of Huse and his first wife L.I (J? T?) Gillespie. Second wife Sarah who he married when he was quite old and she was only 14 had Lillie Belle b 1899 and lived in Lamesa Tx, Susie who lived in Calif, Mollie who m a Malone and lived in Lamesa, and Marion Frank b 14 Feb 1903 in Stonewall Co and lived in Lamesa.
I have received info from another person who says father of Huse was also a minister, methodist I believe and went to Texas from MS. I have not had time to go through all of that and record it on my form so that I can follow it through and see it if all matches up.
This info shows father of Huse was Jesse Daniel Mings b 1795 in SC and in 1815 he m Sarah Ann Riles b 1799 in SC.
Will look forward to hearing from you regarding Mings. Thanks for help, elaine mings