JAMES ROBERT WINNETT was my grandfather. He was known as "JR" to his contemporaries, but as "Papa" to his children and grandchildren. "Papa" died in, was it 1981 (?) I attended his funeral at the LITTLE FLOCK CEMETERY
Is NORA WINNETT there at the Little Flock Cemetery? She was his wife.
Papa told me (when I was a child) that he, his mom and dad, and one brother emigrated from TN to Troy, TX (near Temple) in 1908. He was born in 1900, so was 8 years old at the time. He said he walked all the way, while his mama and papa drove the horse and covered wagon.
Papa also told me his father was French-Canadian and his mother was a BLACKFOOT woman whom his Daddy had "swiped" from her tribe (in Montana I think) on the way down from Quebec. I saw a photo of them when I was a child, and remember she didn't look particularly happy.
This would make JR 100% Metis', but I don't think Papa was aware of the existence of the Metis' or even 'Cajuns. Perhaps his family left their culture behind when they left TN? I think he was either an only child or had one brother, who was long gone (why I don't know his name).
Papa could have made this story up, or maybe his family they all came out to BELL COUNTY to join the other Winnetts buried there.
Papa was married a Scandinavian woman named NORA (UK maiden name). They had 11 children all together, but several died in childhood, so and never knew them. The ones I knew or heard about were:
Robert Clarence William Luther Lillian Grace Nona Faye Kenneth Don (my Father)
I am Anna Mae Winnett, and currently reside in Victoria, Canada