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The James B. Stime Family

Updated August 27, 2006

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My birth name is James Boyd Ellison. born in Terra Haute, Indiana to William B. Ellison and his wife Gladys A. Tvedt.

I was adopted in 1936 by George W. Stime and Violet L. Tvedt, my birth mother's sister.

I always knew I was adopted but did not find out that my father was living in Indianaplolis, Indiana until 6 months after he died in 1990. Since then I have found almost 1800 relatives, both blood and adopted. It has been a interesting trip.

I always thought I was all Norwiegen (sp) on both sides, but found that on the Ellison side I was able to trace back to a full blood Cherokee in North Carolina. My kids took this harder than I did.

There are only 20 living first cousins left on the Tvedt side and have been hinting for the past 2 years for someone in the mid states to have a final reunion as there are cousins on both coasts, with most of them in South Dakota and Minnesota. The average age now (2006) is 74 so time is wasting.

I will add to this as time goes on, and will include my family tree after I figure out how to.

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