I recently received Lizzie's death certificate an it states that james Franklin Summers is her father, which James Franklin Summers is her great uncle who was married to Tennessee Porter Outlaw. I inquired about it at the Tennessee Archives sine his name and her mother's name, Amanda Summers, were written in and Chuck Sherrill of the archives said:
"Regarding the handwritten addition of the names of Mrs. Smith's parents, it appears to me that someone reviewed this certificate after it was typed and noted that there was missing information. This reviewer marked the omissions with a star. Someone then went back and obtained the needed information and wrote it in by hand. Whether that additional data came from the original informant (Walter Smith), or from some other source, is not clear.
I looked through about 50 certificates surrounding this one and found only one other with a red star on it. That person did not die at the hospital. I had thought the review might have been done by hospital staff, but apparently it was done at the Health Department."
So apparently James Anderson Proctor WAS NOT Lizzie's father. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that he probably was not Leona "Lonnie" Summers or Leon "Ed" Summers father, either.
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