finding your roots

where are my reletives

Ruby Chatman June 25, 2012

My story begins and ends with my father, the only reletive my Brother and I know we know not of a Mother or Father of our Dad or a birthplace. if he had siblings. the first red flag for us is that as we were told by our mothers, is that he would not speak of family or where he came from.we have exaulted our search .but be assured we need to know where are family is my fathers name as we know is J.R. Ross died in tulsa county hosp 12/30/1973 tulsa oklahoma can you assist us in some way or help us find a starting point Thank you .

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  • Garth Tuttle

    July 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Ross is a Scots clan name, and amongst its members are Cherokee descendants (some of whom were slave owners ) . That’s not much, but it;s a start …

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