I believe I am related to Alexander Griffin and Nancy Gillespie through my dna research.
I was told by my mother that my father was from an area between Knoxville and Asheville and that his name was L. J. Griffin. I know that this is somewhat of a long-shot but would anyone know of someone who went by that name? Not sure what the initials stand for. He would have been born around 1936 or 1937 +/- 2. He would have been in the US Army in 1956-1957.
I am most likely not related through Elijah Larry Griffin, but more likely related through Alexander Griffin JR and Mahalia Franklin.
I also have Roderick Shelton as a Common Ancestor with many of my matches.
Thank you for listening and if you can help at all, I would really appreciate hearing from you.