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Searching for my cousin MARIE with possible middle name ANTOINETTE (Birth and adopted out last name unknown). Marie was born b/w mix about 1960 or 1961 and was adopted by a black family at a young age. Marie kept frequent visits with her birth mother and did attend her funeral. I believe the adoption took place in or near Charlotte, Mecklenburg cty. N.C. Her birth mother is white named EDNA CHARLOTTE McSWAIN (B:11-4-1927 Worth, Turner cty. Ga. D:8-1-1978 Charlotte, Mecklenburg county, North Carolina. Edna died age 50. Edna C. McSwain is the birth daughter of NANNIE (KITCHENS) SUMNER McSWAIN(B:9-25-1895 Ga. D:4-5-1986 worth, Turner cty. Ga) and Mr. ELZIE TILLMAN McSWAIN (B:8-3-1874 Ga. D:2-7-1954 Ga. I have a photo dated 12-25-1971 of Marie playing queen for a day with her birth grandmother Nannie C. Sumner McSwain. When Marie was about age 2-4 her mother married a older white man Mr. Junius Summerfield Grimes II, they lived at 1601 North Sharon Amity Road in Charlotte, Mecklenburg county, North Carolina. Mr. Grimes II was born 12-22-1903 N.C. and died 4-13-1976 Charlotte N.C. of cancer. By way of Marie's birth grandmother NANNIE as a SUMNER(Husband: Lonzo L. Sumner), Edna has a 1/2 brother Robert Sumner, 1/2 sister Nell Earline (Sumner) Anglin, 1/2 sister Lonnie Louise (Sumner) Spradley and from her father Elzie's first wife named Edna "Powell" McSwain there is 1/2 sister Darcus I. McSwain born Est.1905 Crisp cty Ga. When Marie was about age 3-5 her mother Edna took her several times to Okeechobee Fla to see Edna's favorite neice named Dorothy Louise (Anglin) Barfield (husband Eschol Lee Barfield) at the cow dairy to visit Marie's 6 cousins (Earline, Debra, Rhonda, (myself)Angela, Renee and Zelda. The last visit Edna had with Dorothy was early 1978 in Melrose, Clay cty. Fla. who also at that time lived next door to her mother and Edna's 1/2 sister Nell Earline (Sumner) Anglin. This visit was a few months before Edna died. Marie did not attend that visit. PLEASE visit listed below FINDAGRAVE.COM memorials and pictures of MARIE, her birth family and Census. (1)Edna #95786742, (2)Nannie McSwain #95754053, (3)Elzie T. McSwain #95752996 ALSO on the site ANCESTRY.COM (BARFIELD ANGLIN SUMNER is the name of the tree.) Maker of tree is myself,(Marie's cousin Angela).



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