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About jamesoliverepps
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.
San Jose, CA
photography, music, dance, gardening, hiking
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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