I am researching the children of Nancy Willson, last name could be Ward. There seems to be a controversy on which last name is hers. Here is what I have figured out so far:
Nancy Ward (Willson}. born abt 1843 in Tennessee. Do not know parents.
1st marriage; James Langley born abt 1839 in Tennessee
Married 1862 in Lawrence Co. Arkansas
Children; James Langley Jr. born 1863 in Arkansas
Alice Langley born abt. 1868 in Arkansas
2nd marriage; David Edington (My line) born abt. 1851 in Kentucky
Married 1869 in Lawrence Co., Arkansas
Laura J. born 1872 in Arkansas
3rd marriage; James Higginbottom ( Higginbotham) born 1838 in Tennessee
Married; 1876 in Lawrence Co., Arkansas
Children; Plena Higginbottom b 1876 in Arkansas
Paralee Higginbottom born 1879 in Arkansas
Etta Higginbottom born 1884 in Arkansas
Now, my question, was Nancy married before James Langley?? Did she start out as Nancy Willson and then married a Ward "or" was she Nancy Ward and married a Willson? I do know that her son by James Langley, James Langley, Jr. at one point used the last name of Edington and then changed back to Langley.
What a mess this is. Hope someone can help me out...
Thank you, Terry Edington Greene