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Minnie Lee Boydston (Reynolds) born 1879 Paris, TX married JS Watts in 1897 Okla
Posted by: Cindie S (ID *****3439) Date: June 25, 2007 at 13:27:41
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Hello -
I sure could use some help finding my great grandmother, Minnie Lee Boydston. She was born approximately 1879 in Paris, TX. She married Johnathan Stout Watts in the Primitive Baptist Church of Robberson Oklahoma in 1897.

Here's the confusing part. Family members are under the impression that her last name was Reynolds, but it clearly states on my grandmother's birth certificate and on Minnie's marriage license that her last name is Boydston. I am of the opinion that her legal last name was Boydston, but was perhaps raised by the Reynolds family. However, the scenario could be reversed and she was born a Reynolds, but raised by the Boydston family. I do not know.

In either case, she was never legally adopted, just taken in. So, there is some connection between the Reynolds and Boydston families, but I don't know what it is.

Due to this oddity, I have no idea who her parents were. She also cannot be found in 1880 census records for Paris, Tx under the Boydston or Reynolds name. I'm stumped.

Does anybody have mention of this in your records?

Thanks,
Cindie


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