My name is Cheryl Nicholls and I am trying to locate relatives of my great, great grandmother only known as Georgia or Georgieann. She was a biracial slave who was born in Alabama. The reason that I am writing you is because I have several DNA matches to the Guice and Guise family. Two of these ancestors are Charles Guice and his daughter Mary Guice from Tallapoosa, AL. How did I find you? I did a Google search for "Guice plantation in Alabama" and it brought up a 2007 message board from Ancestry and it stated the following:
Mary Guice is my great grandmother. My grandmother her daughter was Nancy Wiggins, and my mother was Jimmie D. Mary Guice had three daughters Mamie Banks, Nancy Wiggins, and Emma Eford. All three daughters were father by George Grant a plantation owner. who loved Mary, but was not allowed to marry her.She was indeed born in 1867. but was classified as a slave. She had a brother name Andrew Crawford est dob 1882. She also had I can't remember her name she lived in Clayton Alabama. James Banks Mamie youngest son still alive in Alabama age 83 may be of help. I understand the last living relative of Mary Guice brother is a son who lives in Fla, his name is Joseph Crawford nick name Money. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I know that Lizzie Banks and James Banks are the last of their generation, and I have an uncle the last of his generation Hilliard H Wiggins now 97. Oh you may have seen a grave at New Mt. Silla church with the name Sadie Crawford Johnson. She was Mary Guice niece a school teacher.
Another older message in this same thread from someone named Ethel Harris Russaw said her grandfather was Adam Guice from Tallapoosa and still another message from Jackie Jones said her mom's family is also from Tallapoosa and that they too are related to the Guice family. So, I am wondering if you might be able to shed any light on this for me? I would truly appreciate it.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!