Saturday, October 22, 2011

Surname Saturday - Who Was Fannie?

Texican never knew his father. His Mother and Father were divorced when he was about 2 years of age. He never heard anything nice about his father, his mother was so distraught from the brief marriage, which resulted in the births of Texican and his deceased brother, Allan Ray [1950-2001]. So the only information we have regarding his father, or his father's family, is that which we've managed to extract from records since we began our genealogical journey together, research beginning in 2001.

Texican's great-grandmother remains a mystery. [Although several online trees give her a surname, proof has not been satisfactorily met yet].

Johnnie Lee HENRY was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX. He was the son of 2.

Joseph Wright HENRY and 3. Betty Louise Rotge. He married Cynthia Ann BEANE

in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, daughter of Walter Maxwell BEANE and Lois Velleda DREHER. She

was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN.

Joseph Wright HENRY was born on 20 Sep 1927 in Fulton County, KY. He died on 16 Nov 1993 in

Batesville, Panola, Mississippi. He was the son of 4. William Lee HENRY and 5. Emma Louise

PETTIE. He married Betty Louise Rotge on 30 Jul 1947.

Betty Louise Rotge was born 30 Aug 1930 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. She died 05 Jul 2003 in

Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas. She was the daughter of 6. John Cornelius ROTGE and 7. Ora Lee


William Lee HENRY was born on 17 Jul 1892 in Cayce, Fulton, Kentucky. He died on 24 Jan 1965 in

Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky. He was the son of 8. Sterling Price HENRY and 9. Fannie UNKNOWN. He

married Emma Louise PETTIE.

Emma Louise PETTIE was born 16 Jun 1895 in Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky. She died Aug 1985

in Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 10. Timothy Martin PETTIE and 11. Elizabeth


Sterling Price HENRY was born in Apr 1862 in Kentucky. He died on 16 Jul 1914 in Fulton County,

KY. He was the son of 16. Strother F. HENRY and 17. Lucinda Josephine WADE. He married Fannie


Fannie UNKNOWN was born Oct 1865 in Illinois.

And this is as far as we have determined, with proof, for Fannie.

We keep plogging along, and have all hopes of one day uncovering exactly who this lady was!

Do you have a grandparent [or great-grandparent] that you have been unable to determine their surname on? What course of action have you followed so far? How do you plan to procede?

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