Old Family Photo Collections Van Zandt County Genealogical Society
The photos on these pages are generously contributed by Milda Mason of Alto, New Mexico. Her ancestors were early settlers in Van Zandt County and these wonderful old photos are much appreciated. In addition, there is a very interesting story on this family and the Bottoms family on our "Old Tales, Stories Page" that you don't want to miss. If you would like to share your old family photos by placing them on this web site, please contact Sibyl Creasey for instructions.
This is Jenny Lewis born 29 June 1864. The picture is with her unknown natural parents.
After this picture was taken her parents died. They are known to be a relative of Molly Cowan Tull, wife of George Washington Tull. I do not know the names of her parents, and the only clue is Molly Cowan Tull was raised in Okolona Mississippi, and perhaps Jenny was also, although she is listed as born in Arkansas in a census.
In 1882, she fell in love with John Charles Waite, born 1853 in Mississippi, and wished to marry him. The GeorgeTull family, who raised Jenny, disapproved of the marriage.
In secret, on 26 March, 1882, in Canton Texas, Jenny married John Waite, who, in order to keep it secret, married under the alias of John C. Jones. John Waite and Jenny had four children.
Jenny died in Fort Worth Texas on 13 June, 1917.
If anyone who reads this might know the parents of Jenny Lewis please let me know.
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