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? Southerland
spouse:  Mary  b 1811  Georgia
    children:     Melkijah V. Southerland
                        Elizabeth Southerland  b 1835 Alabama
                        Tobitha J. Southerland  b 1841 Alabama
                        Mary C. Southerland b 1843 Alabama
*1850 Marshall County, Alabama Census:  Mary listed with her 4 children, assuming she was widowed at that time.

Melkijah V. Southerland
b 1830 Alabama  d before 1870 Monroe County, Arkansas
m 1850 Alabama
spouse:   Sarah Ann  b 1838 Alabama  d  before 1870 Monroe County, Arkansas
    children:   John Wesley Southerland  b 1852 Alabama
                      Joanna Southerland  b 1856 Alabama
                      Isham Taylor Southerland  b Novemeber 1859 Arkansas
                      Melkijah V. Southerland  b 1863 Arkansas
* 1860 Arkansas Census (both parents living with all 4 children)  John Ferguson was neighbor
*In 1870, Joan Southerland is listed with her brother Melkijah v Southerland age 7, living with the Morris Family.  There were no parents with them.  This was in Hickory Ridge, Monroe County, Arkansas.  I am assuming Melkijah, Sarah Ann and Isham are dead in 1870.

 Joanna Southerland
b 1856 Alabama   d Bet. 1878 - 1880 Arkansas
m Mar 20, 1873 Phillips County, Arkansas
Marriage License: in Book d-392  Phillips County, Arkansas
spouse:  Andrew Jackson Ferguson  b November 25, 1854 Arkansas  d Jul 21, 1923 Monroe Co. Arkansas
         spouse's parents:   Melkijah V. Southerland and Sarah Ann. m 1850 in Alabama
children:  (Joanna and Andrew)
 1.    Minni Lou Ferguson  b December 18, 1878
 2.    Sidney Walter Ferguson  b  April 21, 1876  d May 12, 1955  
             spouse:  Jessie Edna Miller b July 8, 1884  d March 18, 1978  m June 14, 1900
                spouse's parents:   Robert P. Miller b Claiborne Co., Mississippi
                                                Annie Davis b 1861 Tennessee
                   children:  Sidney W., Jr., Zola Mae, Willie Andrew, Verna,  Lillie,
                            Robert, Lena,  Jessie