I have been trying to figure out if the families were originally from VA. The furthest I have gotten is to my ggrandparents Mattie Roberta Griggs and her husband Jim/James Evans. I know that one of Roberta's parents was a Clements. Like most people of color, I have to get my source from the slave holder. I have been researching Wesley Griggs and now I am interested in James W. Farley. From what I have researched so far, both men were slave holders and also served in the Revoluntionary War. According to docs, James W. Farley was originally from VA. He is also an Evans by blood. Is this a clue that my ancestors were from VA as well? I can't seem to get past my ggrandfather. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.