I am trying to do some research on my family tree as well, and am not sure if we are referencing the same relatives or not. I'd like to speak to you as well, if that's ok. Here is what I know...
Percy Ellis (My Paternal Grandfather) was born to (unknown male) and Lizzie (Swayze/Suayze/Swaze) raised in Holmes county Mississippi and upon the unfortunate murder of his mother Lizzie - by her husband named Steve Ellis.
Percy was raised by his Grandmother, Laura Swayze/Suayze - (born 1869?), and Grandfather Edward Suayze/Swaze (born 1862?) who were married in 1887? Edward and Laura had (6) children.
Lizzie Suayze, Lewis T Swayze (1888?), Bessie A Swayze (1892?), Ruth E/M? Swayze (1896?), Hattie Swayze (1899?). I'm uncertain about the 6th child's name and when Percy migrated to Michigan.
Thanks in advance Alonya1908@att.net