Posted By:Sherrie Wallace
Subject:Re: Parents for Dollie Elizabeth Moak of MS
Post Date:August 18, 2000 at 14:53:35
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I recognize your father's name as a learned and respected researcher of this line. I will send for the documentation that you have suggested. We have located a "cousin" Elizabeth Ann who the the descendant of Dollie's sister Susie Anner/Anna(?)had previously told us that she found Dollie as the dau of Martin Hamilton Moak and Susie Ann Bowman but due to a busy life was unable to send documentation as yet. It is very difficult for us to know where to get documentation since all the records are in MS and we are in TN. Now that I know where to look, I can do a much more effective job of gathering. I cannot tell you how much the help of all you folks means to my husband. He and his family grew up so poor that survival was ALL important and extended family ties were kind of put on the back burner. However someone at sometime put together a gallant effort on a Wallace/Moak genealogy. It gave us direction but was incomplete in regard to source of "proof". In this book the children of Dollie Elizabeth Moak and John Wesley Wallace are shown as: Walter Wesley Wallace/Van Martin Wallace/Deinich Wallace b Catherine (Cassie) Elizabeth Wallace/Tommie Eugene Wallace/Gertrude Wallace/Elmer Wallace/Jessie Lee Wallace/Esco William Wallace. Our little "book" states that one of these children was adopted. Do you and your father concur with our record of the children and do you know which of the children might have been adopted? This is very important to us not only from the Moak/Wallace standpoint but from another of my husbands family lines (Morgan/Rippy). These Morgans and Rippys are my husbands great grand parents also and are reputed to have been Choctaw Native Americans of the full blood who had been indentured to/farmed out to or adopted by non-Native American families named Morgan and Rippy. Information on the allegedly adopted child of Dollie Elizabeth Moak and John Wesley Wallace could possibly give us direction on these other lines.
Thank you so much for your help
Sherrie Wallace