finding your roots

In search of the Bell/Leonard Family

Clarence J Bell Jr. April 20, 2012

I am a only child Last name is Bell,mother last name is Leonard. And i have live all of my life in Calif. And it is really sad to say, i don’t know any of my relatives on either side of my family. What I do know that my Grandfather Name was Percy Bell, from New Orleans Louisiana and he had 7 to 8 brothers. Some move to Texas and some had move to Chicago. Percy Bell wife Mattie Hankins might have been my former wife Chinita Hankins great auntie.And Chinita father name was Clarence Hankins.And him and my grandmother grew up in the same town. I have always knew my grandmother by her new married name Mattie trash. My mother name is Addie Lee leonard Born 8/17/33 in Alabama and her mother name was also Mattie, Mattie Parker and my mothers father name was James Leonard , and i though he was Native American. My father Clarence J Bell Sr. is to be consider a Black Frenchman Born 4/14/33 Mother Addie Lee Leonard consider to be African/Native American Born 8/17/33. They had one child Clarence j Bell Jr. born 11/29/54 sisters are brothers are unknown Thank You! PS: Could you please help!

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