Was my G-Grandfather Adopted?
My father was Gary Raymond Cavitt b. 1953 IL, d. 2003 GA, son ofRay W. Cavitt b. 1932 AR d. 2003 IL, son of Ancle Cavitt b. 1901 ?? d. 1971 AR, son of William Cavitt b. ?? d. ??.William was married to Blythe Russell.
There is rumor in the family that my g-grandfather Ancle Cavitt was adopted.I have only three small pieces of information about Ancle.An Arkansas marriage record (m. Lora Jones 1932), a SS death record, and a website for Legate Cemetary in Supply, Arkansas that lists his birth/death dates along with his parent's names.Beyond this, I have not been able to find any information about him in the scores of Cavitt history that is available.
I am able to trace back roots very far back in all directions except for the Cavitt line.Apart from normal curiosity, I am interested in Cavitt family history as it pertains to an illness I have, which is Type I Bipolar.Most experts believe that this illness is genetic, and I am searching for clues from the past of how this disorder may have affected my ancestors.
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