Gamel Family Genealogy Forum
Hi. My maternal great-great-grandparents were Savannah Ratcliff and Burl Green Gamel. Savannah was daughter of Harley H. Ratcliff. My daughter, Michelle, and I have been putting together a pretty comprehensive family tree of our own family (Cain - Thompson - Christopherson - Ratcliff trees, et. al.) We have lots of information on most known living descedents of Georgia Cornelia Gamel (oldest daughter of Burl Green Gamel and Savannah. We also have tons of information upstream on the Ratcliff side, but little on the Gamel side.
Our records indicate that your initial posting was correct with Burl Green Gamel and Savannah both being born in Louisiana, not Georgia. Savannah's father was born in Gwinnet Co. GA.
My grandmother recorded her family memories for us before she died. She wrote "Burl Green Gamel and Savannah Ratcliff, parents of Georgia Cornelia (Gamel) Thompson [so far as I know] lived in or near Hubbard, Tx, most of their married life. They were Baptists. He owned a cotton weighing yard for years, then worked for the city." Allyne also wrote ""I was born in Hubbard, at the home of my grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Green Gamel."
What is YOUR relationship to Burl Green Gamel and Savannah? Are you a descendent of one of Georgia's four brothers / two sisters? Look forward to hearing more. If you wish you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org