Family Affair

Keitt|Sapp|Shumake|McRae|McMillian|Clark|Ryal - All from Georgia


This site was created to chronicle and share my genealogy research. It is also a tool for others that are searching for their family members and to see if there is any connection to my family. This is a project that is going to take years to complete. It has been a labor of love, a great deal of fun and quite stimulating.

If you are interested in the various surnames, you can start with the ones across the top of this page or you can look for them in the categories section to the right.

Please leave comments on any of the posts/articles that you read or email me using the form on the right. I do want your feedback, I will try to answer any question, and I desire your interaction. Love to know how to improve this site to better serve you,

Help Me Continue This Research and Keep the Family Tree Online

I finally met another relative that was located through Ancestry. com right here in California. She was born and raised in Brunswick, Ga. but has spent most of her adult life after college and graduate school right here outside of San Francisco, California. Leila is the closest direct descendant of Mose and Matilda McRae, that we are aware of, they are her grandparents.

Leila's father was John Franklin McRae, with his third wife Josephine Thomas, who was almost 40 years his junior. We all wondered how it was possible for the grandchild of Mose and Matilda McRae, whom were born in the mid-1800s to still be alive. The fact that John Franklin, who was born in 1880, had a really young wife is how. John Franklin was 62 years old when Lelia was born. She was seven years old when her father passed.
Leila and I have been talking on the phone for the past year. My mother has also been communicating with her.

Last week my daughter and I drove up to San Francisco and was able to meet her, and she is just as beautiful and warm a person as I had imagined.

Her son Ken has been there with her because she was recently ill, so we got the chance to meet him as well. Ken pulled out all of the old photo albums showing me pictures of the family that he seems so proud of. He promises to get together a great deal of these photos for me to add to the family tree.
Here is a picture of he and my daughter Whitney looking through the photo albums.

Many family members had been calling me on my way to San Francisco because of the excitement of meeting someone that is actually the granddaughter of our oldest recorded ancestor. I am blessed to have a family that wants to know who their relatives are and are always willing to embrace whom ever they come across.


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