Thanks Susan --- The name on the tombstone in the photo looks like Draughon to me. Hawthorne might have been a married name, or that source is wrong about Ruby's surname. The evidence so far is a bit inconsistent -- the 1900 census shows that he married by c1897 to Lillie Adams as the source states: they are enumerated together in 1900. Then he appears as a widower in 1910 and 1920. Then there's a marriage record for R. T. Lingo to Era Powell in 1923 in Dale Co. AL, but his wife in 1930 is Julia M. And then the tombstone indicates that his wife at the time of his death on 11 Jul 1935 was Ruby Draughon. The 1940 census, when it's released, will clear up some of the questions, but of course as you know the DAR needs more than census data to prove relationships, so I'm hoping the descendant can fill in some blanks with birth certificates and death certificates for Richard and the children born to his later wife or wives. I'll see what else I can find too. Thank you for sharing! ---Terry
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