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Ruby Servis Stephens, d. 1981 Mountainair, Torrance Co.

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Re: Ruby Servis Stephens, d. 1981 Mountainair, Torrance Co.

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You're welcome. Let me know if I can help further with the Masoner line - I have a good bit on them.

Also, William "Billy" Ney was supposedly a descendant of the famous Field Marshal Ney, though I don't know if it was ever proved. Here are my notes on Billy:

From about 1882 until 1888/1889 William was buying and selling land in Montague Co., TX with his brother-in-law, John W. Masoner.

Military Service:
On role 102, bundle 176, for the first page of Montague Co., TX., 1890 veterans' census,
supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 51, precinct 1, line 11 on the page, house 222, family 234: William H. Ney, private, Co. C, 30th Kentucky Infantry (Union Army), enlisted April 1862. The spaces for date of discharge and length of service are left blank for him. Down below, it says his post office address is Montague, TX., and no disability is listed.

Ages of children from 1900 Greer County, Altus, Oklahoma census, which listed Wm. H. as a farmer, owning land.

According to death certificate, his parents were Horace Ney, born in France and Frances Boazes, born in Spain. The informant on the certificate was Oro N.(F) Servis, Ft. Sumner, NM, Wm and Mattie's eldest daughter. If his father was indeed Horace, perhaps Billy's middle name was Horace.

William was listed as a retired rancher and widowed, wife named Martha Masoner (however, they were divorced in 1906). Length of residence was 5 years. William lived to the age of 102 years and 4 months according to the death certificate.

Descendants of Billy Ney say his grandfather was Field Marshal Michel Ney of Napoleonic fame. Some historians say Michel Ney was not shot by a firing squad, but his death was faked, and he eventually wound up in South Carolina, taking the name Peter Stuart (or Stewart) Ney. This has not been proved and is doubtful.
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