The Brownlees and Gumbuses of MS Updated July 2, 2001
About Our Family Research
The purpose of researching these two families is to create a family tree, historical accounts, and identify ancestors, which is inclusive of other surnames (maiden names). In search of her own identity, this research is being conducted by Melody Ann Gumbus, who plans to write a biographical novel. She endeavors to not only capture facts pertaining to her ancestors, but also the conditions of their life struggles and accomplishments endured from generation to generation--paternal surname Gumbus, maternal surname Brownlee. Ms. Gumbus' goal is to share family stories in the novel, passing on a legacy of strength and pride.