AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum
The African side of my family
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2003 13:23:07 -0400
I must share with you what I have discovered. I am married to Edgar,
Fast forward to 2003. Through contact with a Taitt in Connecticut, USA, memory of a street name from my aging father, I was able to connect with the Taitt line (my father's maternal line), and have photos now of my ggrandfather, Joseph Alfred Taitt and of my gggrandmother, his mom, Elizabeth Downes Taitt, both of Barbados. Joseph with 2 of his brothers, moved to Trinidad.
An old aunt on my mother's side, passed away, and through her photo
It seems easier to trace the English/Scottish lines of our families, but the African is a challenge.
Taitt, Grosvenor, Downes, Tempro, and Hunt were definitely in Barbados. Taitt, Hunt and Ottley were definitely in Saint Vincent. But wasn't Barbados the main place where the slaves were brought, before the were disseminated up and down the Caribbean and also to the USA? Weren't most of them from the Ivory Coast/Ghana, etc.
Besides DNA, do you have any thoughts and leads on the African search?
Nevilla E. Ottley-Adjahoe