Join the Genealogy Revolution.
Search for your surname in the largest DNA database of its kind!

My Surname

Banner - Family Tree Maker 2008

Domain Name Registration at 120x60

Surnames and Family Research Forum Archive

Effie Shorter/Johnson/Pearl/Smith

Hi All,

I am reposting in hopes someone will see something that catches their eyes. My great grandmother first name is Effie (b.abt 1880) in or around Claiborne County Mississippi. I have no idea what her maiden name was. I found her in the 1900 census as Effie Johnson living in a household with my great grandfather Howard Pearl (b.abt 1862). She already had two children named Nancy Shorter (b. abt 1892) and William Shorter (Willie b. abt 1898). She then gave birth to Lilly (b. abt 1901-not sure if she was a Shorter or a Pearl), Mariah (b. abt. 1903, she was a Pearl), Frankie(daughter b. abt 1904 or 1905, she was a Pearl), Fannie(b. abt 1906), Rachel (b. abt 1909-Shorter or a Pearl), RT (Robert b. abt. 1911-Shorter), Izzy (b abt 1914-Shorter [died young]), Hester (renamed Estelle, b. abt 1915-Shorter).

I found Effie again in the 1920 with the last eight of her children. She was married to a Robert Smith. I am not sure if the children all went by the last name Shorter, but I believe that they did.

I am looking for any info or descendants of Effie. I have tried getting my grandmother's (Fannie's) death certificate but Mississippi says they do not have it. This way, I would find out my great grandmother's last name. Any tips, please contact me.

Messages In This Thread

Effie Shorter/Johnson/Pearl/Smith
Re: Effie Shorter/Johnson/Pearl/Smith

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
Copyright © 2002-2008 by AfriGeneas. All rights reserved.
AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy