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Panamanian hidden

April Hedge November 6, 2012

Hello my name is April Hedge. My mothers birth last name is Hewitt. My mother and father are Jamaicans. My mother’s father name Joseph Hewitt his parents was from Panama. Great grandfather was from Panama mothers uncle’s were Panamanian. She kept this from my sister and I for 40 yrs. I want to know my Panamanian side. If there’s any Panamanian Hewitt contact me. Joseph was born in late 1800 and died I believe in 1978-1979 I am 40 yrs old

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  • Garth Tuttle

    February 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Alas, I only know that my (older) half brother had a Panamanian mother ; her father, though, was Dutch, her mother, Black ; I don’t know her mother’s last name – would have to check …

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