Hi! My name is Kathy and my maiden name is Gupton. To make a very long and winding story short, here are the only facts (at least, I think they're facts) I know: My father was Jack Cooper Gupton, born in Nash County on or around April 3,1916 to Beatrice Raynor (not sure of lastname). He was one of three sons.The tricky part of this is that Beatrice wasthe mistress of Nerve Gupton, who lived with his wife and "legitimate" family in Nash County.
I don't really have any information other than this. My father was always very embrassed by his family background and he never talked about it to us. We barely knew his mother. We did, however, know his two brothers.
I have always had couriosity concerning my roots on the Gupton side. However, out of respect to my dad, no one ever really drilled him about his past as it seemed to be a very painful subject for him.
If you have any information that you think would be useful to me, I would deeply appreciate it.