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About jamesoliverepps

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About jamesoliverepps
Biography:
I grew up in Ohio. My grandparents moved there from Greenville SC just before WWI. I have traveled much in the US and beyond, but now have decided to get settled in San Jose, CA, although I hope someday to return to the SE, where I feel most at home. My brother has already returned to SC for the same reason.
Location:
San Jose, CA
Interests:
photography, music, dance, gardening, hiking
Occupation:
teacher/librarian
Why Do You Want to Join Saponitown Forum?:
To find out about my roots. According to my DNA, there's a good chance I am related to other multiracial people in the South. I have always been passionate about history. I compiled as mcuh family history as possible, but got stumped after finding my
ggg gfather Benjamin William Epps, who was born in Spartanburg in 1822. I am named afer James Oliver Epps, my g gf, who lied in Greenville. My gf, William Benjamin Epps, was born in Anderson County. My gm was from Hendersonville. The two eloped, and she never saw her family again. I am curious to know whether her family dissaproved of her marrying someone who might be mixed or otherwise too 'low class' for their daughter. I am looking forward to findoing out about my family's origins. It is one of the most deeply meaningful pursuits I know of, esp. when you find kinship in regards to your traits and values. My gf was very close to the earth, a great hunter and grower, and it would be great to know how he acquired that.

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