I just found your post via a "google" search. Do not know much, if anything, about H. E. Gafford's initials. Martha Ann Elizabeth RUSSELL was my g grandfather's (Samuel Hasten RUSSELL's) sister. The RUSSELL/JONES lines are my ongoing research project. My gg grandparents (and Martha Ann's parents) were William Luther RUSSELL born c1834-died c1878? and Margaret Ann JONES b1841-d1915.
Margaret Ann JONES RUSSELL (Martha Ann's mother) is buried near the northwest corner of Westover Cemetery, Baylor County, Texas, about 16 miles east of Seymour. Margaret Ann JONES RUSSELL's father, and my ggg grandfather was Hastin(gs) JONES b1815-d1878. Hastin(gs) JONES is buried in Blue Ridge Cemetery(?), Falls County, Texas. Have not visited the grave site yet, for verification. Much is written on the Falls County web site about the JONES family which came to Falls County, Texas, from Warren, Bradley County, AR during the War Between the States.
Have more info to exchange, if you are interested in these lines. My RUSSELL research ends c1861 in Warren, AR area. Other information on the web indicates that Hastin(gs) JONES was born in Dallas County, AL; he married there c1839 to Martha GOODMAN (1820?-1849). Please contact me directly for more. Bill Kisinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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