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Subject: Celia, maiden name unknown, b. NC
Author: madaheth195
Date: January 6, 2014
Classification: Query
Surnames: Williford

Seeking maiden name of :
Celia, b. about 1799-1800, NC, married my gggrandfather, John B. Williford, sometime between 1818 - 1825, possibly in NC, TN, or KY, (basing that on birth of first 3 kids and possibly earlier children who may have died very young), then in IL by 1830. She died 1850/51 in Gallatin/Saline Co IL (gggrandfather remarried in 1851). They were members of Liberty Baptist Church in Gallatin/Saline Co, but church and cemetery records were lost. No probate file (I've been there and searched extensively). Guess it is also possible that she was a widow upon her marriage to John B., but can't find anything!
Do not know where in NC, TN, or KY, and there are no marriage records which fit later family (ie Williford probates, etc) This lady is not my gggrandmother but I'm hoping that discovering her maiden name may allow me to figure out my gggrandfather's parents!