Minerva Jane and Thomas J were my great-grandparents. My grandfather was their youngest child, Henry Ellis Davidson. Both Granma Jane and TJ were from Ripley Co MO. Grandma Jane's family was prominent in Doniphan Mo. Her father own a hotel and other businesses. TJ was a minister of the Methodist Church. TJ was married to Mary Jane Davis and only had 3 children by her. Minerva was married to Arch Branch and had one child, Hettie E., before he died. One year after his death she married TJ whose wife had died within the past year. TJ was 24 years older than Minerva. They lived in Ripley County all their lives near Fairdealing in Washington Township. My father and siblings remember Grandma Jane well. She nursed my father, John Henry Davidson, through a year of paralysis from polio when he was 10 years old. Minerva was well educated.