My grandfather Carey Samuel Blanks was born in Americus GA. Granddads father had about 14 brothers from what I have been told. My greatgrandfathers name is Everett James Blanks and he too, was born somewhere in the South. "Blanks" is not a very popular name for people of color, so I am trying to find out where and who my people are. Up here in Connecticut, there are quite a few of us.
My grandfather married my grandmother, whose name was Freda Mae Littman Blanks. Nanny(which we all called my grandmother) was born in albany GA. Her mothers name I believe was Sally, and her fathers name was Henry Littman. There are also quite a few Littmans here in Connecticut. I know that Nanny had some relatives in Philadelphia, but again we don't know who they are.,other than Littmans and Carters. If anyone is interested in taking this journey with me, to find out if we are relatives, please contact me at my e-mail address. My maiden name is "Blanks" and my married name is "Abdur-Rahman" I'm looking forward to hearing from somebody.