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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.

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necessary changes/updates once I receive your information. You will not be able to make changes 
yourself.  Please email pictures to: 

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 the 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.
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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, 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 

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 

**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.

Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

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