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Vandelia (Beasey? Etheridge?) Willis

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Vandelia (Beasey? Etheridge?) Willis

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 2:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Beasley, Willis, Etheridge
Hi, My grandfather was Earl Taylor Willis (1901-1991). His mother was Vandelia Beasley? Etheridge?(1872-1910). She married William Josephus Willis (1867-1907). They lived on Portsmouth Island. Trying to find information on Vandelia, my great grandmother. According to the 1880 census she was "taken in to raise" by the Jesse Etheridge family. Harriet Beasley was the cook for the family. I can find no records of Vandelia (except for the 1880 census) until she married my ggrandfather. I don't believe Harriet to be her mother. If she was, she never married Vandelia's father. I have reason to believe that Vandelia's father was Native American. Any help would be MUCH appreciated!

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