Maggie Sherrill is listed as an adopted child of Marcus LaFayette Blanton & Mary Elizabeth Ward on the 1910 census in Qualla Township, Jackson, North Carolina.On this census Maggie was 16 years old.I have been unable to find any information for her prior or after this census.Is anyone familiar with a Sherrill family in Jackson County North Carolina around this time from which she may have been orphaned?
I am looking for any direct sources/records for the marriage of George Washington Gunter and Elmira Desdimonia "Desimonia" "Desa" "Dessie" Gibson. George was born 11 May 1870 in Whittier, Jackson, North Carolina. Elmira was born 11 Apr 1866 in Barker's Creek, Jackson, North Carolina. According to "family legend" they were married in 1888 in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina. I am aware that George Washington Gunter was married 3-4 times, but I believe that Elmira was the first. I cannot find anything besides a census record in 1900 listed her as his wife. If you have any other record sources to support this marriage please let me know. Thanks.