|About The Lineage of Nimrod..Sandridge Family Tree
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Hello and Thank You for viewing the Lineage of Nimrod. Our family website was created so we would know where we came from. I've always wanted to know how I was related to you, therefore this website was created. I hope you enjoy and help me to keep it going by sending me your information and keeping me posted. This has been a labor of love and I hope when I’m gone, someone will keep this going. This website is being paid for, so take advantage of it and use it. ** The Grayson’s were added to this website about three years ago** See below. If you have any changes /updates please contact me, where it says (send a message). I will make all the necessary changes/updates once I receive your information. You will not be able to make changes yourself. Please email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. So that each person is identified correctly, please let me know WHO is in the picture and what YEAR the picture was taken, if known. We would like photos to showcase each person at various stages in their lives. So please send only one photo per stage of you and your children. I would like to have an individual photo of you first. Groups are ok as a second photo, please list everyone shown. Don't forget to sign the GUEST BOOK under the HOME tab so we can see who all have visited our website. Feel free to share your thoughts. We would love to hear from you! Here is a little bit of what we have learned about our family: Nimrod was a slave whose owners were Dr. & Mrs. Sandridge of Decherd, Tennessee. It is believed Nimrod was born between 1820 and 1825. Among many of his responsibilities, one included driving the carriage for Mrs. Sandridge back and forth from Decherd, TN to Jasper, TN. Dr. Sandridge was the owner of a successful gristmill requiring trips to occur every other week for the purpose of grinding corn into meal. After Dr. Sandridge became ill and died, Nimrod and Mrs. Sandridge developed a relationship and conceived a son. They named their son James Sandridge. James was the product of an unusual, at the time, a biracial relationship, which caused social problems. In order to ensure his safety, modified living arrangements were required. Reluctantly, James was sent to work as a hired hand on the Smith Farm in Kirbytown, AL. James was raised by his White uncles on the Smith Farm. James married Sarah Doss together they conceived 11 children. James & Sarah Sandridge are buried in the Kirby Cemetery (Our family Cemetery) in Marshall County, Kirbytown, Alabama. In 1901 James Sandridge’s parents donated property to the community to build a church. The church was named Sandridge Chapel and was pastored by Rev. Turner. The building also served as a meeting place for the Masonic Lodge #225. It was relocated from Meltonsville, AL, to Kirbytown. Homecoming was held there for many years, until it was unsafe and moved to where it’s current location. In the early 1920's the Sandridge family, along with others in the community, built a three-room school. It was given the name Sandridge Progressive School, because of their large input. They entered into a contract between the building committee of Sandridge School District #56, and contractor L.M. Teal. We share ancestry with the Balanta people in Guinea-Bissau (pronounced gini-bi'sau) located in West Africa. It is boarded by Senegal to the north, Guinea to the south and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The population of Guinea-Bissau is ethnically diverse and has many distinct languages, customs, and social structures. It can be divided into Fula and the Mandinka- speaking people, who comprise the largest portion of the population. The Papel people live in the southern coastal regions, while the Manjaco and Mancanha occupy the central northern coastal areas. Most of the remainder are Mesticos who are of mixed Portuguese and African descent, which include a Cape Verdean minority. For more information on Guinea-Bissau click on the useful links below. **I have also included my Father's Lineage (Leslie Willis Grayson) on this website to give homage to my Grandfather Mose Grayson. I hope this will connect the dots for both sides of my family for generations to come.