I'm helping my kids research their history. Their Grandmother was born Lucille Artis. She had a sister Grace & a brother Bill. Her parents died in a house fire when she was extremely young. She doesn't remember very much about them. She thinks she was born somewhere in the southeast US. I don't know it it was Johnston county, but it may have been one of the Carolinas. She is currently in her late 80s and living in Dallas Tx. She grew up in an orphanage in Tx. Is it possible she might be a relative of yours?
I realize this is an old posting, but we're trying to find some clue to her history and Artis isn't a real common name.