Lynnville, GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE
BRAY, Delia Barlar, 14 Jul 1893 - 15 Dec 1965. (d/o John S. Barlow/(Barlar) & Josie Catheline Brickeen; w/o William Jasper Bray; children: Susie Mae Bray Spivey, Patricia Brae Hewgley Sigler; interred next to Clifford Bray) section A
Delia's daughter who was adopted out after Delia death was originally named Florence, but her name was changed to Patricia 'Patty' Brae Hewgley. She was 9 years old at that time and I think that it was cruel to change her name. I guess it was good that they left her surname as a middle name, even though they spelled it differently as "Brae". I know where Patty is buried and plan to make a memorial for her and will link to the birth parents, with a note in the biography about the adopted parents. After her father died (adopted) Patty's mother remarried, I haven't been able to find out the adoptive mother's surname after that. Patty (dau. of Delia) and her mother and step father moved to Wisconsin.
E-mail to Mary Bob McClain Info shared by MHN member http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46859205
Photos by Wayne Austin, 2003. Information by Mary Bob McClain Richardson from cemetery records 15 Apr 2009. Updated for Patty's history 17 Apr 2012.