AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
Family Bible Findings & Cauley Surname
While on a visit home (Tennessee) I had the opportunity of going through a family bible that was owned by my great grandmother, Mollie Robertson. My mom now has the ownership of the bible. Along with this bible, she was given a framed photo of her and her mom. It is in one of those bubbled frames. We thought it was stuck to the frame, but turns out it was not. My brother made copies for all of us. The photo was originally in black and white, but in May 1958 a company colorized the photo. The date was written on the wood panel of the frame.
The bible contained recorded births, deaths and marriages. There were also documents in the bible. I found things such as:
I tried finding information on Rev. L.E. Cauley but haven’t been that successful. On the back of the card it says, “this is my son.” My mother believes that he is the son of my great aunt Eddie Mae Robertson Stovall. She lived in Tennessee and later moved to Osceola, Arkansas. I also saw a write up where he was preaching at a revival in 1967 in Little Rock Arkansas. The only thing is that the article says the name “Lark Cauley.” I also ran across something that may indicate that he was also a singer. I checked SSDI and saw a Lark Cauley born 1914 and died 1985.
My speculation is that Lark Cauley is probably the father of L.E. Cauley because my aunt Eddie Mae was born 1912 and this would be about the same age as Lark. Aunt Eddie Mae died in 1994 in Osceola, Arkansas. I went looking for members of her family. I found a Edwina Stovall Williams. I have sent off a letter to her. If L.E. is Aunt Eddie Mae’s son, then he would have been born after 1930, because she’s 18 in 1930 with no children living with her sister. I’m figuring he was born between 1935 – 1945 or so.
If Cauley is one of your surnames and they are from Arkansas, I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for letting me share.