Emanuel and Sharlot are stepchildren of Wilbern Jourdan, Smith County, MS in 1880 Federal Census. They live just three houses from William Taylor Hill and his family. WT and Joseph Martin Hill, his brother, have just returned from a trip to Texas in 1879 with John Abner Womack and his family. Womack remained in TX, but his daughter and her husband, Joseph Martin Hill, returned to Smith County, MS in the spring of 1880. The 1880 census lists two children in this family, Luther (2 y.o.) and Emans E. (1 y.o.). Another daughter was born in August, 1880 and named Bettie. Luther (my grandfather) and Bettie survived to maturity, but there is no mention of Emans E. in Joseph Martin Hill's family Bible or any family history. Is there some connection
with Emanuel Emans? The family Bible records Bettie being born in Texas in 1880, but the family is in Smith County, MS in June 1880 two months before Bettie is born. Things just don't seem to fit! Help!!