I talked with my Uncle Bill from Kansas City today - Sunday. He said he
had heard as well that William E. had come from VA originally. I'm on a
roll here. Thomas Boston and Julia Usher had four more children other than
Sheddie and Ida, who died as infants. Thelma, Eva Mae (she's supposedly
still alive - FL - I think he said), Jerry (?) and Thomas Ralph. Jerry had
4-5 kids. Charles - Jessop, GA, Geraldine, Jerry & Jackie (in ME- don't
remember her last name). He remembers Bessie (Falligant) his g-aunt.
Most of his family lives/lived in Screven and Effingham counties. That at
least narrows it down for me if I was to go get birth, death, marriage
Thomas Ralph & Verna Mae Bryant-Poythress had the following children.
2- William Arte (Kansas City)
4- Celestine married an Ernest Mathis (Mathes?) lived/died in FL has a
son Ernest Mathis as well.
5- Joanne died as an infant
6- John Robert my father
7- Julian last known to live in Seattle.
I found a search engine against Social Security database on Ancestry.com
I found Dallas' name there. I might be able to find something else from
his file. Heard that my 1/2 brother moved back out to CA from FL.
Found out that Verna Mae's parents' names were John Bryant - NC and Beulah.
Will have to see what that brings up in my searching.
Do any of those names sound familiar to you?
Thanks for all your help.