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“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. ” ~ Alex Haley, author of "Roots"

I live in central Alabama. My paternal family is strong from this region and information is easily obtained and understood. Family names from that line are Hilyer, Oldham, Kirkland, Blow, Stagner, Maddox, Spearman, Strickland, May, Pace, Hill, Moore, Nash, Benton, Benson, Cummings, Barrett, Vaughan, Lawrence, Robinson, Lawson, Nobles, Ray, Morrison, Bales, Pettus and Carter, to name a few generations back. I'm particularly interested in the paternal line of Philip H. May born 1772 North Carolina and died 1845 Mississippi, as well as the life story of John Pace born 1801 North Carolina and died after 1880 probably in North Carolina, but maybe in Georgia. My maternal family is from the Northeast and I have very little information on them. Through that line I am 3rd generation American so many records are either lost or oversees. The names from that line are Torkewitz, Onorato, Raucci, DiDonato, and also the extended line Scavetta . The other names from that line for which there is some information are Nunn, Plasket, Fisher, West, Beeby, Stamper, Watson and Midcos. I am searching for any and all information on them. I am open and eager to networking, learning, helping and otherwise communicating with others to facilitate a love of genealogy so that information is preserved and expanded.

*My 1st cousin was placed for adoption in Florida +/- 1965. If you think you may be this person or know who this person is (or if you're any other family) PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE to contact me if you so desire! I look forward to the day my scattered family is known to me.

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