Looking for any references to the Dranes in Holmes County. May have been a black family. My father-in-law, whom I never met, checked the "Negro" option on his 1938 Social Security application, so we're thinking that his father, Emmet or Emmit Drane was black. He was raised by his mother, Ether Little, who we think was white. (My father-in-law didn't seem to have any black features and was pretty pale!)
We're not even sure his parents were married. My husband's parents were fairly old when he was born, so he never got to meet either of his grandparents, Emmet or Ether. And now that my father-in-law is deceased, we can't find anyone to verify anything!
If anyone has any records of any Dranes in and around Durant in the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s, black OR white, please contact me!