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William Sherman and Ella McClain (ADOPTION)

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William Sherman and Ella McClain (ADOPTION)

Posted: 1272406246000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McClain, McLain, Nutter, Shavalier
I am in desperate need of help. My grandfather was given up by his biological parents on December 12, 1918 to the Midwife that helped.

The story goes, that William Sherman McClain (1874 - 1939) and Ella Shavalier McClain (1883 - 1930) were very poor and already had a number of children.

John H McClain
George Lewis McClain
George McClain
Mary McClain
Blanch McClain
Lyman H McClain

My grandfathers adopted mother was the midwife (Rachel Nutter) for Ella Shavalier McClain. If anyone has heard stories from the above brothers or sisters, please message me or email at I really want to find my grandfather's biological family. He did make a trek up to Michigan around 1955 - 1957 and possibly did meet a sibling. I have photos of my grandfather. My uncle did do a DNA test on the first 12 markers (hope to do the 37 and 67 soon)on Family Tree DNA. One of the photos might be one of the above siblings mentioned.

If there are any male descendants of the above siblings, any info will help.

Any information will greatly be appreciated.


Linda M. Thompson
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