Reading all the postings of the Emanuel/Bedsole family has me amazed. I am the daughter of Nelson Ammons, who is the oldest son of Doretha (Retha) Bledsole Ammons, who was LD's sister and a daughter of Martha and Ben Bedsole(Bledsole). I was fortunate to know my Great Grandmother Martha before she past. I only have verbal stories of my great grandpa Ben. I spent little time with my grandma Retha's siblings; Huey, Lillian, Odell, Effie. But I really know Grandma Retha's sister, Hazel really well.(Being that she lives in Clinton, NC, where I was raised) I will make it a point to visit my great aunt Hazel on my next trip home to inquire about the parents of Ben and Martha. If any of you can tell me more about my family, I'm all ears!!!!!