To begin this week, I need to correct a mistake I made in last Tuesday’s article. I listed the Samuel family of Minden as descendants of Frederick Braley, and that was wrong, and a result of sloppy research.
The Samuels are descended from Albert Coffee and his first wife, Della Lenore King. Della died in 1898 and Albert married two more times. In 1910 he married Ora Elizabeth Braley. So, while the Samuels do come from Albert Coffee’s line, they are not related to Braley. Thanks to Sam Samuel for setting me straight.
Later this year I will have an