Welcome to African Roots! This site was built by Patricia Bayonne-Johnson who is researching the surnames Bayonne, Randall, Hicks, Morgan, Sterling/Stirling, Briant and Taylor of Louisiana; Estes and Jones of Mississippi; Butler of Maryland and Louisiana. Family members are invited to share their research, stories, traditions and images.
I was born in New Orleans and have been researching my family since 1999. I am the family historian for the maternal and paternal sides of my family and have organized reunions for both. I am a lifetime member and past 1st VP of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California. Also member of NGS, Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, Creole Heritage Center,and past 1st VP and member of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society.