Hello, I greet you in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Yeshua: Jesus Christ the Messiah! I am looking for my family. I need to know where some of you guys are so we can get together and let our children know who they are related to and where they come from. If you get this message, feel free to get in touch with me on the "Net". In the meantime, I'll be praying that the Lord will lead and direct us to meet.
My Mom and Dad were both from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. My Mom's maiden name was Vertelle Thompson. My Dad's full name was John Robert Shepp. They are both deceased. They moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sometime in the 1930's. They moved to the Germantown section of Philadelphia on Collom St. until thier deaths. My Mom died in September of 1971 and my Dad died in July of 1993.
My mother was a decendant of the Leby family of Cleavland, Ohio. Her father's name was Mickey Thompson , I am not sure, but I think her mother's name was Julia. My Mom had three sisters, they were: Ernestine, Joyce, and Julia. They had one brother who was my Aunt Julia's twin, his name was Julius. They nicknamed my Aunt Julia, "Sister", and they called my uncle, "Bubba". They all lived with my grandfather Mickey's sister, whose name was Rosa. They came to live with her when my grandmother died in childbirth with the twins. It was during this time that my Mom and her siblings moved from Cleavland to Ft. Lauderdale Fla.
It was in Florida that my Mom met my Dad. His mother's name was Rose Shepp and she was married to a man by the name of Lumpkin. I don't know much about my grandparents on my father or mother's side. I do know that originally, my father's last name was Shipp and the family changed it to Shepp. My father had a siser and a brother. His sister's married name is Avis Macsmith.
She was married to John Macsmith who is now deceased. My father's brother's name was Alfred, he is deceased. My father's siblings have lived in Ft Lauderdale all thier lives.
I am married to a Knox. I believe my husband's family come from somwhere in Georgia. My husband's father's name was Edward Knox. They called him, "Ebby". I believe he has just three brothers that I know of, they are: Bill (William), Cecil, and Jesse. He had one sister, Loraine who is now deceased, and he too is deceased. His brothers are still living at this present time. I met my husband here in Philadelphia where some of his family presently live. I know very little about his family history, but as it becomes available to me, I will include it in my notes.