I Need Help
- This is a long shot, I have no idea how anyone could possibly help
me, but maybe you could give some advice..? I have been searching
for my biological father for a few years now...ever since I found out
that the man I THOUGHT was my dad for the first 13 years of my life
was NOT my father by DNA test. Anywho, I'm 21 years old and when I
was 18 I found my biological mother, brothers and sisters. But my
mother fails to remember who my father is, seeing as she THOUGHT
Gubbs was my father. I was adopted when I was 15, after being
abandoned by my Gubbs, my name was Crystal Dawn Gubbs, now I am
Christina Nicole Moore. The only information my mother could give me
was that she was ALMOST sure the man would have been in the Navy. I
would have been concieved sometime in September/October of 1985. My
mother has always lived in Norfolk VA, and was at that time also.
She's also ALMOST sure that he was friends with Gubbs (her current
husband at the time of my birth) She thinks the MIGHT remember him
being from Texas origionally and that his nickname was "Red". I have
gotten no further information from my mother, I think she is
embarrassed that she can't remember him or that she was wrong about
the first guy. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do?! I'm
about to go crazy not knowing the other half of my family, not
knowing what runs in my family and what doesnt. Thoughts?
- Dear Christina,
You have a difficult problem.
Since you have exhausted the information your mother can provide, you could try speaking to Mr. Gubbs. He should be able to provide his Texan friend's name. If you do not know how to do find him, I might be able to assist you offlist.
If he does not prove fruitful, the Navy has biographical information on their servicemen. I do not know under what circumstances, they would provide any of this information to you. Some info the Navy knows for each recruit is his birthplace, his parents' names, permanent home address, and the color of his hair.
Your Texan is probably red-haired and most likely he was in the same military unit as Mr Gubbs about the time of your conception. After looking at the SSDI, it seems possible that both men were from Texas, perhaps friends before recruitment.
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The Gubbs name is quite rare. Only four are on the SSDI: Samuel [1894-1968], Cecil C. [1912-1988], Ruby M. [1902-1991] and Arthur C. [1921-2006]. All the men had died in Harris County, Texas. The last two in Houston.
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- Well, I haven't spoken to Howard Gubbs since I was 13. He refuses to see or speak to me for reasons I know nothing of. So, he will be of no help to me, unfortunatly. I have thought of trying to contact the Navy to see what information I can get, but I have no idea how to go about doing it.
Marcia McLawhorn <marcia_mclawhorn@...> wrote: Dear Christina,
You have a difficult problem.