I'm looking for information pertaining to my grandfather, William Carlton Randall Sr and his wife Mary, an armenian immigrant. I unfortunately don't have alot of info the family because the family tree and book (which was own by my great-grandma--my grandpa's mom) was burned by another Randall (my great-grandpa?) who didn't want the family secrets and history to be found.
On top of all this, my immeadiate family cut off all relations with my grandparents years ago. My dad hated my grandpa's drinking/smoking habits and they got in a fight. So I know nothing of my ancestors/aunts/uncles/cousins, etc.
I was wondering if anyone on this list has any info and names.
Here's what I know about William Carlton Randall Sr.
--Said to have lived in Vermont and Connecticut and (possibly) New York
--married an Armenian immigrant named Mary. Unfortunately, she died about 1 1/2 ago so I don't know her maiden name.
--My grandpa's family didn't like Mary--because of her race and status--so my grandpa cut off all relations with his family and moved to California
--He owned a chicken ranch in Covina, California that was called The Randall Chicken Ranch. What can I say? My grandpa loved chickens and exotic birds.
--He was a World War 2 veteran who was in General Patton's group. Unfortunately, he got into a major tank accident (suffering with a head wound) and was discharged from the military.
--He had only one child. A son named William Carlton Randall Jr.
--His father is said (by my dad anyways) to had been part of the mafia (the state is not known). He was in the business of smuggling diamonds into the US. Unfortunately, I don't know his name.
--His mom was a psychic who (after saving my great-grandpa from numerous scrapes with the law) got sick and tired of my great-grandpa and divorced him. It is said she married a black man (name unknown).
Well, that's I know! Please contact me if you have any information.