My mother and I have been trying to find our family heritage for quite some time now.
My grandfather was adopted as a baby. We have found out that his biological mother's name was Rachel Barnes and that she got pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a place in Kansas called the Motherly Home to have my grandfather. We have found her on the Cherokee scrolls. However, we don't know who her parent's are or if she had any brothers or sisters. His father's name is Oliver Coy Emerick. I know he was born in Kansas but I don't know if the family migrated to Kansas from another state. My grandfather was born: Leslie Eugene Barnes His adopted name was Walter Gooch. My e-mail address is: Hangerpilot@peoplepc.com for anyone that may have any information.