My paternal grandmother Stella Burns had 1 girl and four boys, LaVerne my father, the youngest, apparently by a man named Luther Brazier, the others by an Eddie Daugherty whose name they all took. Until recently I believed that Daugherty was a slave name but it appears that this is not the case (Burns may be, probably is, but not sure). Stella, who was born at the end of the 19th Century and died shortly after my birth, was known as Grandma Brooks though as her last marriage was to a man named Brooks. Stella lived her entire life and raised her children in Springfield, Il.
My siblings on my fathers side, LaVonn, Marjoe, and Marcus have a different mother and technically none of us who are children of LaVerne Daugherty would actually be Daugherty's but we all consider ourselves members of the Daugherty clan, i.e. descendandts of Stella Burns-Daugherty.
The links below that are starred have content now, I am preparing thumbnails for stills and video for the remainder:
- LaVerne Eugene Daugherty (July 31, 1922 - January 17, 1971)*
- April 22, 2006 Springfield, Il*
- Archive of stills of paternal relatives*
- Crumb trail of locations up until Buffalo* (root profile in /. CMS)
See Also: Mills