Ooo...do you think we might be cousins? Is it possible that your father and my grandfather (Johnnie Brigman) were brothers? I've so far been unable to find out anything except my ggrandparents' names (George Brigman) and Martha Ella Johnson.
So, is this right: Your sister was Betty and your brothers were Ralph and George Edward, or were Betty and Ralph and George your *father's* siblings? (sorry to be so dense!)
I just visited Roanoke Rapids in June, but still haven't been able to find someone who knows about the Brigmans there :-(