Burnside's Expedition and beyond
I have been trying to find living people who had a USCT or African American soldier or sailor as an ancestor. Doing reverse genealogy is not as easy as genealogy (genealogy goes from what you know backward to the next earlier generation - reverse genealogy takes a historical figure and tries to find kids, grand kids, etc.).
I have found a group of descendants for Riley G. Lee, Co. F, 35th USCT.
Riley G. Lee marries Sarah A. Harris circa 1879
Serena Carter Lee b. May 1893 d. 1935 married Henry A. Mackey 1921
Sarah Edith Mackey b. 24 Oct 1924 d. 18 Sept 1970 married Ceclephus Everett 1952
Great grand children
Ceclephus Lee Everett b. 1954
Cheryl Anita Everett b. 1957
Michael Bernard Everett b. 1960
Angela Edith Everett b. 1963
I do not remember going to school with the Everetts - the youngest child Angela would have been in my class or a class behind (depending on when in 1963 she was born).
I am going home to check my yearbooks and see if I can find any of them. I wonder if anyone of them are in the phone book!?!?!?!
Sorry, I am excited is all,