According to an online genealogy, the name of Elizabeth Cheser's mother is Minerva D..
The problem I have with that is that there is a J. M. Cheser that married Matilda Williamson in 1855 in Cass County, Texas but my James M. Cheser was in Montague County, Texas during this time period, so I can not prove that this other J. M. Cheser and mine are one in the same. If he married her that early, why would Elizabeth Cheser be the only child from that union? I have no information when either a Minerva D. or a Matilda Williamson died, so I have nothing to go on to determine when either woman perished before James M. Cheser remarried in 1873.
Claiborne's death certificate gives Fannie Margaret Cheser's place of birth as Forestburg, Montague County, Texas.
There is definitely another James Cheser living in Texas during this time period because there are additional marriages that do not belong to my James Cheser because he was married to Francis E. White. Francis had a previous marriage to a Keith and her marriage certificate to James M. Cheser has her listed as F. E. Keith.
Montague County, Texas was created from Cooke County, Texas in December of 1857. There were only 1,000 people living in the area until the 1880s when it was declared that Montague County, Texas was no longer a frontier county. There were vicious wars with the Apache during this time. Since Montague County, Texas was not the population center, is it possible that he had to travel to Cooke County, Texas to register to vote?
It might be possible that the J. M. Cheser in Cooke County, Texas could be my James M. Cheser but I have not been able to make that conclusion. http://www.bourlandcivilwar.com/WellsBattn.htm
Cheser, Chesser ---: A PVT in Co’D’/Good’s Bn. May 64 return states absent w/ leave by order Gen. McCulloch to harvest. Jul 64 return states absent w/ leave. [Note: there is a card filed within this soldier’s record for James Chers (Co’A’/Good’s Bn) which appears on receipt roll for clothing dated 14 Dec 63 & under remarks state for paroled or exchanged prisoner.]
This unit was recruited from Montague County, Texas.
Since James M. Cheser married F. E. Keith in Van Zandt County, Texas but he is back in Montague County, Texas in 1880. Francis E. White's family was living in Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas because her father, Alexander White, used to own a general store there before his death in 1854.
I have not filled out my family tree on Ancestry and I have nothing more that I have not already shared freely. As you can see, I have very little to go on.
Records for my James M. Cheser state that his parents were born in Georgia but I have not been able to follow his line back.