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State

County

Researcher

A      

ADAMS

Virginia

Luray & Page

Deanna Adams

ALEXANDER

Texas

Fort Bend

Tonya Smith

ALLEN

Missouri

Macon

Anitra Lane

ANDERSON

Arkansas

Jefferson

Judy Gates

ANDERSON

Arkansas

Jefferson

Judy Gates

ALEXANDER

Texas

Phillips

Tonya Smith

ALLEN

Missouri

Fort Bend

Anitra Lane

ANDERSON

Arkansas

Macon

Judy Gates

ANDERSON

Arkansas

Phillips

Judy Gates

ANDREWS

No. Carolina

Pitt

Michael Andrews

AUTRY

No. Carolina

Anson

Allen Omega

B      
BAGBY   Georgia Tara Gandy Sanford

BAKER

No. Carolina

Robeson

Glenda P. McKoy

BALDWIN

No. Carolina

Columbus & Bladen

Glenda P. McKoy

BANKS

No. Carolina

Pasquotank & Camden

Allum Spence

BARBER  Georgia Jasper/Fulton Cos., Vera J. Moore

BARNES

Florida

Bay & Jackson

Barner, Gainer Family

BARNHILL

No. Carolina

Pitt

Michael Andrew

BASS

No. Carolina

Warren

Melvin J. Collier

BELLAMY Illinois Jefferson Co. Yvonne

BELTS

Mississippi

Claiborne

Patsy Gibbs

BENNETT

No. Carolina

Anson

Allen Omega

BERRY

Maryland

All locations

Marcella

BERRY

Delaware

All Counties

Marcella

BERRY Georgia Clark Co. Rashida McKnight
BETTS Georgia Clayton Co. Rashida McKnight

BOOTH

Maryland

Anne Arundel

Laura Booth

BOOTH

Maryland

Baltimore

Laura Booth

BOWENS

Maryland

All locations

Alfreda Overton

BOWIE

Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Craig Manson

BOYKIN

No. Carolina

Bladen

Allen Omega

BOYKIN

No. Carolina

Sampson

Allen Omega

BRADLEY Alabama All Counties Samuel Scurlock

BRANSON

-

Underground Railroad

Larry Hall

BRAYBOY     

Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Craig Manson

BRIDGERS

No. Carolina

Robeson & Edgecombe

Glenda P. McKoy

BROCK

Arkansas

St. Francis

Brenda Sims

BROWN

No. Carolina

Pitt

Michael Andrews

BROWN

Arkansas

Columbia

Angela Ferguson

BROWN

Tennessee

Wilson & Sumner

Nancy Berry

BURKETT

Mississippi

Lawrence

Camile

BURKS

Texas

Harrison

Mitchell Davis

BURNEY

No. Carolina

Bladen - (Acme)

Chy Mitchell

BUSH

Alabama

Clark

L Flowers

BUSHROD

Indiana

Dubois

Gail M (Henderson) Bushrod

BUSHROD

Indiana

Marion

Gail M (Henderson) Bushrod

BUSHROD

Indiana

Spencer

Gail M (Henderson) Bushrod

BUSHROD

Indiana

Vanderburgh

Gail M (Henderson) Bushrod

BUTLER Alabama Greene Co. Melvin J. Collier

BYNUM

Arkansas

St. Francis

Brenda Sims

C      

CAGE

Mississippi

Yazoo

Toni Core

CARLTON

No. Carolina

Duplin

Allen Omega

CARLTON

No. Carolina

Bladen

Allen Omega

CHAPPELL

Texas

Fort Bend

Tonya Smith

CHESTNUT Florida Marion Maureen Toland

CHRISTIAN

Virginia

Charlottesville

Deanna Adams

CLARK/CLARKE

Pennsylvania

All Counties

Brenda Louise Hudson

CLARK/CLARKE Alabama All Counties Brenda Louise Hudson
CLAYTON Alabama All Counties Samuel Scurlock

CLEMMONS

No. Carolina

Anson

Allen Omega

CLEMMONS

West Virginia

Lafayette

Allen Omega

COATES

Alabama

Clark

L Flowers

COBB Georgia Jasper & Putnam Cos. Vera J. Moore
COLEY Arkansas All Counties Marcella

COLEY

Illinois

All Counties

Marcella

COLEY

Arkansas

All Counties

Marcella

CUNNINGHAM Georgia Newton & Rockdale Co. Tara Gandy Sanford
CUNNINGHAM Georgia Conyers Co. Tara Gandy Sanford

COUNCIL

No. Carolina

Columbus & Bladen

Glenda P. McKoy

CRAYTON

Texas

All Counties

Lincoln Mulkey

CUTCH

Maryland

St. Mary's

M. Simmons

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DAVENPORT

No. Carolina

Pitt

Michael Andrews

DANNER

So. Carolina

Union

Melvin J. Collier

DAVENPORT

No. Carolina

Washington

Michael Andrews

DAVIS

Arkansas

Jefferson

Judy Gates

DAVIS

Arkansas

Phillips

Judy Gates

DAVIS

Mississippi

Claiborne

Patsy Gibbs

DAVIS

Texas

Grimes

Mitchell Davis

DAVISS

Texas

Grimes

Mitchell Davis

DAVIS Georgia Savannah Co. Sarah Jernigan

DICKERSON

Texas

Harrison

Mitchell Davis

DIXON

No. Carolina

Person & Duplin

Betty Alexander

DIXON

No. Carolina

Buncombe & Pitt

Betty Alexander

DIXSON

No. Carolina

Person & Duplin

Betty Alexander

DIXSON

No. Carolina

Buncombe & Pitt

Betty Alexander

DONNELLA

Illinois

All Counties

Marcella

DOUGLAS

No. Carolina

Scotland

Allen Omega

DOUGLAS

No. Carolina

Richmond

Allen Omega

E      

EASTER

Arkansas

Columbia

Angela Ferguson

EDWARDS

Florida

Jackson

Barnes, Gainer Family

F      

FEREBEE

No. Carolina

Pasquotank and Camden

Allum Spence

FERGUSON

Virginia

Charlottesville

Deanna Adams

FIELDS

Texas

Fort Bend

Tonya Smith

FLEMMING Illinois Jefferson Co. Yvonne

FLETCHER

Texas

Fayette

Tonya Smith

FLOWERS Alabama Pike Co. Michael Andrews
FOSTER Alabama Elmore Co. - Wetumpka  Jacquelyn Foster-Nelson

FRYE                   

Virginia

Luray & Page

Deanna Adams

FULLILOVE - FULLYLOVE -  FULLEYLOVE

Texas

Bastrop, Travis, Falls, Robertson, Rusk, Cherokee, and Dallas

Kay Fullylove

FOSTER

Alabama

Elmore - Wetumpka

Jacquelyn Foster-Nelson

G      

GAINER

Florida

Bay & Jackson

Barnes, Gainer Family

GAINEY/GANEY

No.Carolina

Cumberland & Sampson

Glenda P. McKoy

GAINS Georgia Stephens Co. Vera J. Moore
GAINS Alabama All Counties Samuel Scurlock
GANT(T) Georgia Jasper Co. Vera J. Moore

GANAWAY

Texas

Fort Bend

Tonya Smith

GEORGE Georgia All Counties Tara Gandy Sanford

GEORGE

No.Carolina

Columbus & Bladen

Glenda P. McKoy

GEORGE

No.Carolina

Bertie

Glenda P. McKoy

GIBBS Alabama All Counties L. Williams

GINES       

Louisiana

Bossier, Caddo, Tensas Parishes

Craig Manson

GODWIN

No.Carolina

Columbus, Bladen & Robeson

Glenda P. McKoy

GOLATT

Arkansas

Woodruff

Brenda Sims

GOLATT

Arkansas

St. Francis

Brenda Sims

GOMEZ

New York

All Counties

L. Williams

GRANT

Georgia

Henry/Butts/Spalding/Fulton

Vera J. Moore

GREEN

Missouri

Macon

Anitra Lane

GREEN

Texas

Smith

Jeff Loftin

GREEN

Illinois

Cook

Jeff Loftin

GRIGGS

Georgia

Putnam & Jasper

Vera J. Moore

GRIMES

Texas

Fort Bend

Tonya Smith

GULLATT Alabama Jackson Brenda Sims
H      
HALL Georgia Randolph (Cuthbert) Monyett Hall Ellington
HALL Georgia Jasper & Fulton Cos. Vera J. Moore
HALL - Underground Railroad Larry Hall
HALL Mississippi Lawrence Camile
HAMILTON No.Carolina All Counties Marcella
HAMILTON Illinois All Counties Marcella
HAMILTON Florida All Counties Marcella
HANDY Maryland St. Mary's Clyde Purnell
HANDY Maryland Worcester Clyde Purnell
HARMON Georgia Dekalb Co. Rashida McKnight
HARRIS Missouri Macon Anitra Lane
HARRISON Georgia Brooks Pamela Stafford
HASKINS Ohio All Counties Marcella
HAWKINS Georgia Elbert & Fulton Cos. Vera J. Moore
HERBERT Maryland St. Mary's M. Simmons
HERRING No.Carolina Bladen & Sampson Allen Omega
HIGH No.Carolina Columbus & Bladen Glenda P. McKoy
HOBBS No.Carolina Sampson Allen Omega
HOLMES Ohio All Counties Mitchell Davis
HOPKINS No.Carolina Martin Allen Omega
HOUSE Illinois All Counties Patsy Gibbs
HOUSE Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
HOWELL No. Carolina Pasquotank and Camden Allum Spence
HULL Georgia Stephens Co. Vera J. Moore
HUNTER Texas Fort Bend Tonya Smith
HUNTER Arkansas Jefferson Brenda Sims
I      
IVEY Illinois All Counties Samuel Scurlock
J      
JACKO Louisiana All Parishes Tonya Smith
JAMES Florida Miami-Dade - Broward Maureen Toland
JAMES Illinois Marion Co. Maureen Toland
JEFFERSON Texas Fayette Tonya Smith
JENKINS No. Carolina Pitt Michael Andrews
JOHNSON No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
JOHNSON No. Carolina Duplin Allen Omega
JOHNSON No. Carolina All Counties Glenda P. McKoy
JOHNSON Missouri Macon Anitra Lane
JONES Mississippi Jones Tonya Smith
JONES Georgia Newton & Rockdale Co. Tara Gandy Sanford
JORDAN Texas Smith Jeff Loftin
JORDAN Illinois Cook Jeff Loftin
JOYNER No. Carolina Edgecombe Michael Andrews
K      
KEEPS/KEATS Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
KENDALL Illinois Massac Lora Washington
KERSEY No. Carolina Anson Allen Omega
KING Maryland All locations Alfreda Overton
KITCHENS Louisiana All parishes Tonya Smith
KUYKENDALL Texas Fort Bend Tonya Smith
L      
LAFFERTY Texas Fayette Co. Tonya Smith
LAMPLEY Alabama Pike Co. Michael Andrews
LAND Texas Kaufman Co. Elaine A. Edwards
LANDERS Mississippi Claiborne Co. Patsy Gibbs
LANE Georgia Jasper & Fulton Cos. Vera J. Moore
LANGFORD Alabama Madison Co. Ann Williams
LEACH Georgia Ben Hill & Irwin Cos. Kai J.
LeJAY  Louisiana Caddo & De Soto Co. Craig Manson
LEWIS Texas Grimes Co. Mitchell Davis
LLOYD Alabama All Counties Samuel Scurlock
LOFTIN Texas Smith Co. Jeff Loftin
LOFTIN Illinois Cook Co. Jeff Loftin
LOVETT Georgia Clayton Co. Rashida McKnight
LOWREY/LOWERY/LARRY No. Carolina Pasquotank and Camden Allum Spence
LOWRY/LAURY/LEARY No. Carolina Pasquotank and Camden Allum Spence
M      
MARTIN No. Carolina Cumberland Glenda P. McKoy
MARTIN No. Carolina Columbus &  Bladen Glenda P. McKoy
MATHEWS/MATHIS No. Carolina Duplin Alice West Ferguson
MALLORY Texas Fort Bend Tonya Smith
MATHIS Illinois All Counties Marcella
MCCOY No. Carolina Pasquotank and Camden Allum Spence
McCORD Georgia Stephens & Habersham Vera J. Moore
McCRAY Alabama Pike Mike Andrews
McCULLOUGH Arkansas Monroe Brenda Sims
McDUFFIE No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
McDUFFIE Florida Dade & Broward Charee Jackson
McDUFFIE Florida Duvall Charee Jackson
McGARRITY Georgia Stephens Co. Vera J. Moore
McGLAUGHLER Texas Harrison Mitchell Davis
McKNIGHT Georgia Henry Co. Rashida McKnight
McKOY No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
McLEAN No. Carolina Bladen & Lee Allen Omega
MEADOWS So. Carolina/ Maryland All Counties Karen Rogers
MILLER Georgia Glynn Pamela Stafford
MILLER Texas Fayette Tonya Smith
MILLER Illinois Marion Co. Maureen Toland
MILLER Florida Marion Maureen Toland
MILLETT Texas All Counties Lincoln Mulkey
MITCHELL Missouri Macon Anitra Lane
MOORE No. Carolina Sampson Allen Omega
MOORE No. Carolina Pitt Michael Andrews
MOORE Georgia Jasper Co. Vera J. Moore
MOORE Alabama Perry & Dallas Cos. Vera J. Moore
MORAN Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
MORGAN Florida Marion Maureen Toland
MORGAN Illinois Marion Co. Maureen Toland
MORRISON Georgia Elbert & Fulton Cos. Vera J. Moore
MULKEY Texas All Counties Lincoln Mulkey
MUNN No. Carolina Bladen -  (Acme) Chy Mitchell
N      
NAPIER Alabama Madison Ann Williams
NASH Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
NELMS Texas Grimes Mitchell Davis
NOBLE Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
O      
ODOM Georgia Putnam & Jasper Cos. Vera J. Moore
OGLESBY Georgia Stephens Co. Vera J. Moore
P      
PARKER No. Carolina Sampson Allen Omega
PATTERSON No. Carolina Cumberland & Robeson Glenda P. McKoy
PERRY Tennessee All counties Tonya Smith
PERRY Illinois Jefferson Co. Yvonne
PERRY Texas Washington Tonya Smith
PETERS No. Carolina Sampson Allen Omega
PETERSON No. Carolina Sampson Allen Omega
PEYTON No. Carolina Pitt Michael Andrews
PICKENS Illinois All Counties Marcella
PICKNEY Illinois All Counties Samuel Scurlock
PIERCE Texas Grimes Mitchell Davis
PIERCE Texas Bowie Mitchell Davis
PITTMAN Florida Jackson Barnes, Gainer Family
POOLE Texas Fayette Tonya Smith
POWELL No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
POWELL No. Carolina Robeson Glenda P. McKoy
POWELL No. Carolina Columbus & Bladen Glenda P. McKoy
PRESTON Georgia Newton Co. Rashida McKnight
PRETLOW Virginia All Counties Brenda Hudson
PRETLOW Ohio All Counties Brenda Hudson
PURCELL No. Carolina Robeson Glenda P. McKoy
PURNELL Maryland Worcester Clyde Purnell
PURNELL Maryland St. Mary’s Clyde Purnell
R      
RAMSEY Alabama All Counties Samuel Scurlock
RANDOL Texas Fayette Tonya Smith
RANKIN Texas Fayette Tonya Smith
REDDICK Illinois All Counties Marcella
REDDICK No. Carolina All Counties Marcella
REDDICK Georgia All Counties Marcella
REDDICK Florida All Counties Marcella
RHEDUS No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
RICARDSON No. Carolina Anson Allen Omega
RICHARDSON No. Carolina Columbus & Bladen Glenda P. McKoy
RICHARDSON Georgia Liberty Co. Jem-Glenda McKoy
ROBINSON No. Carolina Anson Allen Omega
ROBUE Missouri Macon Anitra Lane
ROGERS Arkansas St Francis Brenda Sims
ROLLINS No. Carolina Pitt Michael Andrews
ROLLINGS No. Carolina Pitt Michael Andrews
S      
SALISBURY Delaware All Counties Marcella
SANDERS Georgia Irwin Co. Charee Harvey
SAULSBURY Delaware All Counties Marcella
SAULSBERRY Delaware All Counties Marcella
SCURLOCK Illinois All Counties Samuel Scurlock
SCURLOCK Alabama All Counties Samuel Scurlock
SCURRY Illinois Jefferson Co. Yvonne
SHOEMAKE (correct spelling) Alabama Henry Co. LaVerne Shumake Dunning
SIMS Arkansas St. Francis Brenda Sims
SIMS Illinois Massac Lora Washington
SHAW No. Carolina Columbus & Bladen Glenda P. McKoy
SHERMAN Texas Fort Bend Tonya Smith
SHERROD No. Carolina Pitt Michael Andrews
SHIPMAN No. Carolina Cumberland &  Columbus Glenda P. McKoy
SHIPMAN No. Carolina Robeson Glenda P. McKoy
SHOEBROOK(S) Maryland St. Mary's Clyde Purnell
SHOEMAKE Alabama Henry LaVerne Shumake Dunning
SHORT Texas Fayette Tonya Smith
SHUEBROOK(S) Maryland St. Mary's Clyde Purnell
SIMS Texas Fayette Tonya Smith
SIMS Arkansas St. Francis Brenda Sims
SIMS Texas Grimes Mitchell Davis
SIMS Texas Fayette Mitchell Davis
SIMS Texas Bowie Mitchell Davis
SINGLETON Georgia Jasper Co. Vera J. Moore
SMITH Texas Fayette and Bastrop Tonya Smith
SMITH No. Carolina Anson Allen Omega
SMITH No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
STAMPS Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
SPANN Texas Harrison Mitchell Davis
SPENCE No. Carolina Pasquotank & Camden Allum Spence
STAFFORD Georgia Glynn Pamela Stafford
STAFFORD Georgia Cook Pamela Stafford
STEPHENS - STEVENS No. Carolina All Counties Glenda P. McKoy
STUART   All Counties Brenda Hudson
SUTTON No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
SUTTON Illinois Marion Co. Maureen Toland
SUTTON Florida All Counties Maureen Toland
SWAN Maryland All locations Alfred Overton
SWINSON Texas Fort Bend Tonya Smith
T      
TAYLOR Texas Harrison Mitchell Davis
TERRELL Georgia All Counties Shirley Hollin
TERRY Georgia All Counties Michael Andrews
TERRY Alabama Pike Michael Andrews
THOMPSON Virginia Charlottesville Deanna Adams
TOLAND So. Carolina Marion Co. Maureen Toland    
TOLBERT Texas Harrison Mitchell Davis
TOWNSEND Alabama Madison Ann Williams
TRIMBLE No. Carolina No. Carolina Tara Gandy Sanford
TRIMBLE Georgia Gwinnett (Norcross) Co. Tara Gandy Sanford
TUBBS Florida Bay Tubbs Family Reunion
TURLEY Illinois Massac Lora Washington
U      
UNDERWOOD Tennessee Wilson & Sumner Nancy Berry
V      
VANDERGRIFF Georgia Henry, Butts, Spalding Cos. Vera J. Moore
W      
WALKER Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
WALKER Georgia Brooks Pamela Stafford
WALKER Georgia Henry Co. Rashida McKnight
WARD No. Carolina Pitt & Edgecombe  Michael Andrews
WARE Texas Harrison Mitchell Davis
WELLS Texas All Counties Lincoln Mulkey
WESTERN Louisiana, Texas, California All Counties Rosemary Mullally    
WHALEN Maryland All locations Alfreda Overton
WHEELER Mississippi Lawrence Camile
WHEELER Alabama Pike Michael Andrews
WHITE Mississippi Lawrence Camile
WHITEHURST No. Carolina Pitt Michael Andrews
WHITTED No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
WILLBORNE Mississippi Claiborne Patsy Gibbs
WILLIAMS Georgia Gwinnett (Norcross) Tara Gandy Sanford
WILLIAMS No. Carolina Pasquotank and Camden Allum Spence
WILLIAMS Georgia SC/ Elbert Co. Vera J. Moore
WILLIAMS Mississippi Jones Tonya Smith
WILLIAM Georgia Dekalb Co. Leo Strapp
WILLIAMS Texas Fort Bend Tonya Smith
WILSON Georgia Jasper & Newton Cos. Vera J. Moore
WINLOCK Texas Brazos and Galveston P. Newton
WISHER Delaware All Counties Marcella
WISHER Maryland All locations Marcella
WOODS Ohio All Counties Marcella
WOOSHER Maryland All locations Marcella
WOOSHER Delaware All Counties Marcella
WOOTEN No. Carolina North Carolina Glenda P. McKoy
WRIGHT Georgia NC/Jasper Co. Vera J. Moore
WRIGHT No. Carolina Bladen Allen Omega
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