I am researching my family. My maternal grandmother was Mattie Myrtle Blackwell her parents were Spencer Blackwell and Mary Lou or Louise Fortune. Spencer father was James.
My mother was Dorothy Bunch, her father was Lewis Bunch and her mother was Mattie Myrtle Blackwell.
My father was Cecil Gilbert, his father was Holt Gilbert and his mother was Laura Thomas.
I have Fortune's traced back to Wales in 1696. The Blackwell's to North Carolina 1860. The Bunch's to 1783 still in Kentucky. The Gilbert's to Kentucky in 1824. The Thomas's to 1857 in Kentucky.
Updated March 27, 2001