Posted by Natasha McNiven on June 22, 1999 at 12:35:34:
I have been told by my Grandfather, Harry Richard Souther, that the Southerns are related to the Shirley by Belle Starr. I was told that somewhere along the way a Shirley changed their name because of the reputation they had to Southern. I have not been able to prove this and since my Grandfather has recently passed away I can't ask him. He did say that he got this information from a book and I will hopefully be able to find this book soon. If anyone has any information please let me know. Thank You.
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