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Updated December 20, 2010

Don an Deborah Smith
4638
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
United States
865-306-1080
tinman41458@yahoo.com

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.....Hello, How are all of you today. This is Don and Deborah {Brooks} Smith. We have been involved with searching our family history for over 30 years. We have research the family back to Jesus and Adam & Eve. I believe we are at the point making sure our info is correct. We are 3 generations past Atilla the Hun. There are Kings and Queens, Dukes, Knights, Roman Emperors, and Sheriffs. Even Lizzy Borden. As of right now we can no longer add any more names to this web site. We can only have up to 2000 individuals. We do have one on Rootsweb.com. I am now up to abt 20,000 names on my program. If there is any more info that you might need or are interested in "Please Email at my Email Address" so we can compare notes. We are constantly updating and correcting and verifing the info that we have. If you find errors PLEASE EMAIL US. Some dead ends. Sometime luck strikes. Please feel free to look around and see if there is a connection. Have fun an dig those skeletons out of the closet. Some of the states that our family has lived in were MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, VERMONT, NEBRASKA, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, WEST VIRGINIA, RHODE ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, NEW JERSEY, MICHIGAN, ILLINIOS, INDIANA, OHIO, IOWA, OKLAHOMA, KENTUCKY, PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS, MISSOURI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MISSOURI, CAILFORNIA, MARYLAND, NEVADA, NEW YORK, ARIZONA, IOWA, NEBRASKA, and GEORGIA. Other countries are RUSSIA, NORWAY, DENMARK, ITALY, SPAIN, BARBADOS, FRANCE, PRUSSIA, POLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND, GERMANY, CANADA, NORMANDY, SWEDEN, Middle East during the Crusades and IRELAND. We are trying to fill the holes in our research. Alexander ODREN {Odrienne/Adrionne}b 1791 in Detroit might be of french Indian descent. Alexander ODREN was from Ft. Detroit. His parents Antoene AUDRIENNE and Marie Rueme/ AUDRIENNE are both buried in Oakland County, Michigan. There is a story that he told about meeting Tecumseh and being captured by the British during the War of 1812 and made to man a cannon on the main ship of the Britsh Navy. That British ship is the same one that Admiral Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie almost sunk. Looking for ancestors of these. Mary Jane COFFMAN that married Thomas RUSSELL in Monroe County, TN. Bealah BAYLESS/Bailes/Bayles that married Rueben Russell. Is this Thomas and Mary RUSSELL also the father of our Rueben RUSSELL from Blount County and North and South Carolina's that has relationships with Gary RUSSELL's ancestors? Mary Bayless might be from Jefferson County, Tn. If you have information on a James V. DEAN of Gallatin County, Kentucky and his parents William an Sarah E. Unknown from VIRGINIA or maybe even West Virginia as it is now. Lincoln Herman ROBERTS from Pennsylvannia. He died in Michigan. His parents Issac ROBERTS and Elizabeth BROWN and they also died in Michigan. Samuel (Jake) R BROOKS and Tennessee Melissa Posey, She had gotten remarried, and her remarried name is RIGGS, maiden name of POSEY, they are from around Athens, TN. She was born in Bradley County, TN and her parents were from Georgia. John POSEY and Elizabeth YOUNG. Samuel (Jake) BROOKS and Tennessee Malissa POSEY had two children. They had a son there by the name of William Jerome BROOKS and a sister name of Ada which later died from catching her night grown on fire in Sale Creek, TN. The land there is suppose to been for the Cherokee as there is rumor of the Brook's being Cherokee. Ada was only sixteen years old. Also the rumor of them being Cherokee. Clarey FINN, Pearl??, and Margaret Hargraves that were married to Samuel McCaughan from around Equality, Gallatin County, Illinios. His parents were William P McCAUGHAN and Mary Jane NEAL from Knoxville, Tennessee. Also looking for info on James Henry THOMAS from Loudon County, Tn. After living with his grandparents Hugh and Nancy Edmonds. His mother and father possibly died during the epidemic bet 1915-1920. He later changed his last name to COLE, between 1920 an 1938 wh

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