Just starting my genealogy and understands that my family started in jackson County,Texas. My grandfather was named Rayfel and father named Jesse Ray. I have two Aunts named Vera and Marge and a uncle named Rayfel,jr.. Vera was a beautician and lives on Peabody street in Edna,Texas. marge live on Stafford street. If anyone have any info please respond; especially if your ancestors were slave owners. I understand that the Sayles family was very prominient and assisted in the founding of the state of Rhode Island. I would be real interested in finding out how the black sayles arrived in the mix.
My name is Sonya Hines. My great-grandfather was Cornelius Sayles who was a resident of Edna,TX. I have quite a bit of information on the Sayles' family in Jackson Co. I look forward to hearing from you.