I am writer, researcher, academic librarian, and occasional quilter… AND underreported African American history in NW Louisiana is my muse.
The following are my immediate, maternal surnames from rural NW Louisiana: Taylor, Gatterson, Holden, Cade. Then there are these things you learn along the way like the Cade’s are really the Bradford’s, the Adger’s are really the Bradford’s, Holden’s are really the Smith’s & Carter’s, and then the Cade’s are not only Bradford’s but Starlings too, etc. you soon begin scratching your head. Factoring in the size of the area (very likely the cute boy you sat next to at school was probably a cousin of sort), oral history, marriages, secret families, and arbitrary name changes, my main branches expanded to the following:
more to come.
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