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I may be a Sebree. Request information about Richard Orr Sebree, Carrollton, KY
Posted by: Mark Graves (ID *****7840) Date: March 28, 2007 at 09:03:15
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I have recently learned that I may, in fact, be a Sebree. There has long been strong suspicion in our family that my grandfather was not my fathers true biological father. My father died at age 46 of prostate cancer - never knowing for certain who his true father was. It was something that bothered him greatly, but he never would ask his mother and she died a few years before his own death. Recently my mother was speaking to someone who is quite knowledgeable of events which transpired in the community of Carrollton, KY during 1940- the year my father was born.

Supposedly, from her information, my fathers father was actually Richard Orr Sebree. He was married at the time to a Mary Brim, and I believe they owned a furniture store in Carrollton, KY at the time. From the source I mentioned above, supposedly it was fairly common knowledge in the community at the time that my grandmothers baby (my father) was in fact Richard Sebree's. There was quite a ruckus about the whole affair at the time in the community (which is a small town).

I certainly do not wish to offend anyone with this information. I only wish to find out about my true roots and to find any supporting information which can help me, my brother, and sister to develop health history information which can help both us and our own children. If Richard Orr Sebree was, in fact, my biological grandfather, he died in Dec. 1986 at the age of 78 (supposedly also of prostate cancer) - about 8 months prior to my fathers death. Mary Brim died some time before that. I don't believe Richard or Mary Sebree had any children of their own.

Again, I hope I have not offended anyone by posting this. This information is something I just learned within the last week and I just wish to learn more about the Sebree family.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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