I am descended from the James Boone Lewis she mentions above in Cedar Creek, Crawford, Arkansas, my 2GG who did move through Oklahoma, Texas, to California where I am still confirming his death records and marriages. I would be very interested in you sharing information from your files, particularly this area which has been a long-standing brick wall for several researchers.
[Mary MORRIS, Mary ROBERTS, Mary WHITCAMP who may also be same as Roberts, Cordelia "Cordie" Lingerfelt/d, Deadmon/Dedmon, Lewis his last wife].
There has been rumour or confusion about father's name as James M., or James William Lewis. Strangely recent information about his son's burial names his father as James William. So this too, needs to be sorted out. Some of the areas of my Lewis run to Crawford County, Arkansas; Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Fannin County, Texas, and mostly Stanislaus County, California, inc. Oakdale, Modesto, Turlock.
Would appreciate if you could check your extensive Lewis collection to see anything familiar from this brief information.
Thank You, Beth Blote