Researching Freddie Perkins’ families: Sullivan and the Troy

According to Freddie Perkins, his mother the former Thelma Troy and Jimmy James, my grandfather, were sister and brother. Jimmy may have been born before their mother, Savanna, married Henry Troy. I first found Savanna and Thelma on the 1920 Census for Marion County Florida.  The 1910 Desoto County, Florida Census suggests that Candacy Sullivan is Savanna’s mother.  So, I researched Candacy Sullivan.  However, I have not been able to find a single record to link Jimmy James to any of them.


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1910 Desoto County, Florida




1920 Marion County, Florida



1920 Marion County, Florida