I'm trying to trace my families roots and have gotten quite confused with ancestors preceeding my gg-grandparents - John (b 1839?) & Paralee (Latham) Smitherman (b. 1847?).Their family is included on the 1870 & 1880 Randolph, Bibb County census records.The children of John & Paralee were:
Gabrilla (Della) Robert (Jasper) Franklin Carrie Ben Elbert
Robert Jasper is my gg-grandfather, who moved on to Liberty Hill / Jonesboro, LA.I believe that his father John also died and is buried in Jonesboro.
Who were John & Paralee's parents (and earlier lineage)?And can you point me to any specific records that will help me to identify them (time & place)?
Although I've found references to these same people in other earlier inquiries, I've not found any answers.
Thank you for any help, clues, or information you may be able to share!!!