I saw this posting and wanted to reply. I am descended from
John Lewis Copeland, the brother of Lurinda Copeland Yeilding; who is the mother of Francis Yeilding.
I don't know any info on Volna "Volney" Ann Yeilding other than that she did marry L.Hanna. I wasn't aware of a mystery surrounding her husband. I would be interested in finding more on this. I am from Birmingham, AL and Francis
"Frank" Yeilding helped found Yeilding's Dept Store with brother-in-law William Hood. Frank is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery which can be accessed online. I believe his mother Lurinda Copeland Yeilding is buried there also. Lurinda's eldest brother Craven Sherrell Copeland was killed in 1863/4 near Atlanta and is buried in the Oakland Cemetery which contains many CSA dead. My ancestor John Lewis was at the battle of Franklin, TN; was wounded; came home and rejoined. Their parents' home in Blount Co., AL is still standing. It's a brick antebellum house built around 1830. Hope this family history will be helpful.
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