Preserving our Family Histories
The photograph above is of my great-grandfather, Wister (Wick) Garrett (2nd from right), and his 7 sons, clockwise:
Thomas, Cloda, Albert (my paternal grandfather), Shellie, Otto, John, & Fletcher.
The photo is undated but it must have been sometime before Otto's death in 1919.
I have spent over 35 years researching my African-American Garrett line and affiliated families (including the Neely, Sullivan, Mills and related lines) all of whom lived in or near Laurens, SC when slavery was abolished.
I am very interested in hearing from anyone who can add to our knowledge of these ancestors. I am taking a limited number of clients at present, but I am willing to share information with those who have a similar interest in African Ancestored families from the Upstate of SC. I am particularly interested in locating personal documents of the white Garretts who are reported to have brought my ancestors from Virginia to Laurens County, South Carolina.