Thought I'd post a followup on what I'd found:
William Mobley (1799-1831) m. Martha Jones(abt 1800-aft 1840) in Clarke Co., AL in 1821. William was the son of Levi T. Mobley (1766-1842) & Rachel Rabb (abt 1773-1852).
Levi was a son of Edward Moberley, Jr. (1735-1781) & Drucilla Meador (1738-1781).
Edward, Jr. was the son of Edward Mobberley, Sr. (1696-1761) & Anne Unknown (MANY gen. records indicate that this was Susannah Duvall, but Carl Mobley indicates differently)
Back to William Mobley & Martha Jones. I have not found any other data on Martha's parents. So, I have not found out if my *theory* that 3 sons of Harry Samuel Williams & Martha Macon Seawell, of Ripley, Lauderdale Co., TN, married 3 daughters of William Mobley & Martha Jones in Suggsville, Clarke Co. AL. because they were related.
However, I believe that THIS could be an alternate scenario.
Joseph Seawell Williams first found himself in Suggsville, AL, and married Caroline Mobley in Dec, 1843 (when he was 29 years old). They stayed there long enough to bury two babies in Suggsville; one in 1846 and one in 1852. Joseph was eventually an attorney (don't know what it took those days to become a lawyer...) and by 1859, he was in Louisiana, where I have found a record that he was an practicing law (can't remember offhand which city); but they had their daughter, Virginia Williams (my great grandmother) in Louisiana in 1859.
Anyway, the two other Williams brothers, Gideon James Williams and William Turner Williams, married the other two Mobley sisters, Virginia Mobley & Elizabeth Mobley, after Joseph married Caroline. So, the other scenario, is that these brothers came to visit their brother, and met her sisters,and married them. Gideon married Virginia in 1846, and I have that their first child was probably born the next year in Tennessee.
I have not found the marriage record for William Turner & Elizabeth, but their first child was also born in TN in 1849. So, these two Williams men, married their Mobley wives, and went back directly to Tennessee, while Joseph stayed in Suggsville, then went to Louisiana, and was finally back in Tennessee by 1861, when he had a daughter born there.
I'd like to correspond with anyone reseaching any of these related families.
Barbara Craddock Pike
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