Hi Dedra! I've just started looking into our family tree, mainly because I have a gigantic family that no one claims and not many know about who are my age. So, the fact that you said they don't claim them sounds spot on. I live in Millington, TN so I'm from William A.'s side. He was my grandfather (Louis Alvin's) father. A LOT of your names look familiar in your tree, but I'm not exactly sure how we're related. Your message looked very interesting, so I wanted to respond :) Charles was normally called Buddy around in our family (not sure why), and we originate from the 6 original Ticers of Tipton County, TN. The two remaining children from William and Ida are Harold and Hazel. Harold and his wife Jackie still live next to my grandmother on "Ticer Hill" as it has always been affectionately known in Millington. None of us has any clue why the original brothers and their children split. That has always been a mystery to me. Buddy ( Charles) was looking into our family tree when supposedly he connected black Ticers and just quit. Who knows? But we did originate from the Carolinas so we might be connected! Looking forward to hearing from you or anyone else!