Hello. my name is Patty and I am the granddaughter of Kessler Layfatte Ogburn. He was married to Viola Brown Ogburn. They had two sons. My dad, James Kessler Ogburn and Stanley (don't know middle name) Ogburn. My dad had 5 children--me Patricia (Patty), Pamela, James, Russell and Paul. James and Russell died as babies. Stan (my uncle) had two sons. Stanley and Doug. Stan, Sr. passed away short of two years ago of cancer. We all lived in San Jose, CA and Sacremento.
Kessler remarried in the late 50's to Bernice and had two children--Cheryl and Darrell. Kessler last lived in Sacremento and passed away in the early 80's (?). Darrell had a lot of problems, was in prison, and after being out for a short time ran into trouble and was killed by police officers in Sacremento, CA. Cheryl lives in the Sacremento area.
My dad, Jim, lives in the Bay area in California. So does Stanley Jr. and Doug Ogburn.
My sister, brother and I live in Milwaukee, WI. My mom, Barbara divorced my dad in 1971 and we moved here by her family.
I am married and have two sons. My sister has 4 girls and I boy and my brother hasn't married or have children.
I have wanted info on Kessler and our family history. Being that Kessler left my Dad when he was young--I really don't know alot. Please let me know what you may have. Also, let me know if you need anyother info from me.