Looking for Leon Norris of Atlanta, Georgia and later Knoxville, Tennessee
I am looking for Leon Norris, my great grandfather. His wife's name was Edith Elizabeth Milligan. Leon had a grocery store in Knoxville, Tennessee and possibly in Atlanta, Georgia as well. Edith Elizabeth and he had eight children. I am not sure of the order of their ages. Their names were Margaret, Evelyn, Nell, James(went by Jimmy), Avery, Ralph, Joel, and Velma Hazel. Hazel was my grandmother. She married James Cleveland Anderson from Greene County, Tennessee. This is really all the information I have with the exception of my Grandmother's birthdate. Velma Hazel was born on October 5, 1909. I would love to have any information available and to hook up with any distant relatives.
Leon Norris, wife was Edith Elizabeth Milligan. From what I have been told Edith Elizabeth was almost full-blooded Cherokee Indian. I would love more info on this too.
James Cleveland Anderson, wife was Velma Hazel Norris. Velma Hazel Norris had a son from a previous marriage. That son's name was David Jones, born October 16, 1934. Children of James and Velma Hazel Anderson are Helen Laverne Anderson Gaulding, Martha Anderson Grant, Ralph Anderson, Earl Anderson, and Mary Anderson Thomas.
Helen Anderson married Robert Emmett Gaulding on June 28, 1958. These are my parents. They had 4 daughters Linda Dale Gaulding Rutledge(deceased August 15, 1989), Kathy Ann Gaulding Weaver, Lori Denise Gaulding Forster, Jennifer Kirsten Gaulding Low.
Robert Gaulding is son of Hubert Evans Gaulding, Sr. and Verdie Louise Finch Gaulding. Hubert Evans, Jr., Laurabelle Gaulding Martin, James Gaulding, and William Gaulding are Robert's other siblings.
Verdie Louise Finch's mother was Laurabelle Fitch Finch. I believe that Laurabelle Fitch Finch's mother was a Buchanan.
I have alot of information on the Gauldings that I would gladly share with anyone who is interested. I need to find out more about the rest of my ancestors. Any and all help is appreciated.