My name is Antonio Jones. I came across this because I am looking into my family history and some of the things you have said is like you are talking about my family. My grandfather had between 11 to 13 kids. There was two that died, but I do not know how and from what.
I was looking up the Bland family and your post came up in the search. I am from Martin County NC. I do know that there is different nationalities and one in Native American. This would be my great great grandmother and her name was Mary from what I have been told.
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. I will be waiting for your reply.