My great-great grandfather, James M. Thornton, lost his first wife (my great-great grandmother) early in their marriage. He married Nancy J. Lay, daughter of Thomas and Martha after that and had seven additional children, half-siblings to my great grandfather "Cape." Cape was reared by his maternal grandparents and really did not know his father, stepmother, or half-siblings until later in life.
One of these half-siblings, Emma, married Thomas C. "Tom" Plylar 11 Aug 1895
in Franklin County, Alabama.
Emma was born 12 Nov 1872 and died 4 April 1966 in Franklin County, Alabama.
The couple had four children: Claude, Maud, Clyde, and Fred.