I am looking for family from either Georgia or Alabama.My mother's maiden name is Wimberly, also spelled Wimberley.Her father was James Wimberley and he was born in Georgia, the son of a former slave.James was born around the turn of the century.James' father's name was Frank Wimberley.Family legend has it that as a young man, Frank Wimberly left the plantation once the slaves were emancipated and he never returned.Frank was said to be one of eleven children, although I am not sure of this.
James Wimberly married Girlee Hicks in Birmingham, Alabama in the early 1900's. They had seven children:Johnny, Willie, Lillie Mae, Frank, Frederick, Ruby and Clanton.The children were born between 1918 and 1936. Girlee Hicks died at 34.None of the Wimberly children live in Alabama.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, please contact me via email.Thank you.