In Finding The Long Lost, I describe how I came to learn things regarding the Dobbs and Prothro families that my own mother did not know...

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Introduction
While growing up I knew almost nothing about my maternal grand-father, James Monroe Dobbs, Jr. My grandparents divorced when my mother was about ten years old. I knew that my grandfather had been born in Dallas, Texas July 4, 1902; that he had an older stepsister; that his father was involved in some business that had to do with Mexico and South America; and that my grandfather attended college in Georgia...
The Prothro Family
Martha Josephine Prothro, the grandmother of my grandfather Jimmy Dobbs, was a descendent of Welsh immigrants who settled in South Carolina in the mid-1700's...
The Dobbs Family
My grandfather, James Monroe Dobbs, Jr., was also a descendant of the Dobbs family that settled in Georgia in 1790's. The information that I received in the summer of 1999 was in the form of a well-documented genealogy that listed his earliest forbearer as Josiah Dobbs...

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