Adrienne Jitta
Dad’s Side
 My father (Alec Jitta)
came from a long
distance, he was born in
San Fernando General
Hospital in the Republi...
Grandpa Sonny's Region
Grandma Maggie's Region
Dad’s Side
Sonny Jitta, my father's dad,
left India at the age of seven. His
family left due to cultural wars
between the ...
Dad’s Side
My father’s ancestors cannot
be traced beyond my grandfather and
grandmother. My aunts and uncles tell
that he ...
My father’s ancestors spoke English
and a Hindu language. The Hindu language
made until the move to America. The language
...
My father’s name, Jitta, in their own hearts
means might and power. They told me that
their dad taught them that and if th...
 Birth Date: September 9, 1928
 Birth Place: Kolkata, India
 Mother: Rajkumer (Unobtainable)
 Father: Sonny Jitta
 Le...
Left to right: Grandma Sylvia, my
mom, and Grandma Maggie
At my parents’ wedding reception
Left to right: my cousin, Karen...
 Birth Date: June 17, 1935
 Birth Place: Trinidad and Tobago
 Mother: Unknown
 Father: Unknown
 Left Trinidad: 1969
...
 Married: November 26, 1948
 Grandpa Sonny was 19 years and Grandma Sylvia
was 15 years old.
 Children:
 Eugene Jetta:...
The Jitta Family left their homeland to come to
America to have a better opportunity. A few hardships that
they faced were...
Daddy, Uncle Robert, Uncle Jabie,
and Auntie Sheba
Grandma Sylvia, Aunt Sharon, Uncle Hue,
Grandpa Sonny, Uncle Jabie,
Kar...
From Back to Front; Left to Right
Tiffany (my dad’s first child), Nicole (Aunt Sharon 1st), Angelica (Uncle Rex 1st),
Ashl...
 Eugene Jetta: (Uncle Hue)- 2 (both through marriage)
 Kenrick Jitta- 1: Karen
 Christabell Jitta-Jackson: 4
 Annabell...
My mother’s name was Scott and it never
changed or was altered at all. In a unity they
all joke and say their name means t...
 Birth Date: February 3, 1908
 Birth Place: Florida
 Mother: (Unobtainable)
 Father: (Unobtainable)
 Death Date: Apri...
Uncle Son (her brother) and Grandma
My mother and grandma
Carl (grandma’s nephew), my sister (Ashley),
Aunt Zenobia (grand...
 Birth Date: April 16, 1931
 Birth Place: Higgston, Georgia
 Mother: Beulah Broomfield
 Father: William McCloud
 Left...
 Married: 1975
 Grandpa Lewis and Grandma Maggie was
together since 1957.
 Children:
 James McCloud: (son from a man i...
My mother’s family was dealt a rough card from birth. My
grandmother is the fifth generation of freed blacks of the McClou...
Great Aunt Zenobia Rawls
Grandma Maggie’s sister
Great Aunt Gret
Grandma Maggie’s sister
Great Grandma Beulah
Grandma Magg...
Grandma, Aunt Gret, and
Aunt Faye(mom’s oldest sister)
Uncle Scotty (mom’s brother, Lewis Jr.)
Granma, Aunt Gret, Uncle Ne...
Grandma holding Amanda, my 2nd oldest sister
Top to Bottom; Left to
Right
Aunt Zenobia,
Carl (Uncle James 1st),
Ashley (mo...
 James McCloud: 4 (2 biological and 2 from marriage
 Baby girl died from Yellow Jaundice
 Faye Scott: 0
 Lewis Scott J...
Alec Patricia
Tiffany
Ashley Amanda Adrienne Alec Jr. Alicia
Jada Ayanna
Desiree
Freud Jr.
Ayden
25 year Anniversary party
Daddy and brothers from the Kingdom Hall
Brother Ponton: my parents’ Bible
Teacher
Sister Ponton...
Alicia (5th)
Dad, Jada, and Desi
Dad and Alec Jr. (4th)
Daddy and Me (3rd)
Jada (Ashley’s 1st)
Alicia (5th)
Alec (4th) and Girlfriend (Stephanie)
Jada and Ashley (1st)
Amanda’s Twins Desiree
and Fr...
This exercise was very difficult for me. The reason being is that
my family does not remember rather by choice or time any...
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  1. 1. Adrienne Jitta
  2. 2. Dad’s Side  My father (Alec Jitta) came from a long distance, he was born in San Fernando General Hospital in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  His father (Sonny Abraham Jitta) originated in Kolkata, India and as far I have been told both his parents originated from here as well.  His mother (Sylvia Jitta) was born and raised from Harmony Hall, Trinidad and Tobago. Mom’s Side  My mother, (Patricia Jitta), is a born citizen of this country in Miami, Florida.  Her father (Lewis Scott) originated from Miami, Florida as far as she and her siblings know.  Her mother (Annie Mae Scott) is the fifth generation of freed slaves of Vidalia, Georgia.
  3. 3. Grandpa Sonny's Region
  4. 4. Grandma Maggie's Region
  5. 5. Dad’s Side Sonny Jitta, my father's dad, left India at the age of seven. His family left due to cultural wars between the people. His family went to Reform Village, Trinidad and Tobago to escape the violence. Sylvia Jitta always lived in Trinidad and Tobago. Her family roots can be traced to Dutch. Both families arranged for Sonny to marry Sylvia at the age of 19 and 15 years old. They married and then had children. They had nine children in total and wanted to make a better life for them and they set forth plans to move to America. Sylvia left Trinidad in 1969 and arrived in New York as a maid. After making a living and establishing the family the children began to come over in small groups of two or three or individually. After everyone was here Sonny was the last to make the trip in 1978. Mom’s Side Lewis Scott, my mother’s dad, is a Florida Native. He use to live up in northern Florida but specific parts is unknown. Annie Mae, my mother’s mom, lived in Vidalia, Georgia where she worked on her family’s farm. She left Georgia in 1956 after having her first child. She moved down with siblings to make a better life in Miami.
  6. 6. Dad’s Side My father’s ancestors cannot be traced beyond my grandfather and grandmother. My aunts and uncles tell that he often said he left India and everything there when he left and remembering was not one thing he wanted to do. 2013 present day, and he is died. He died April 16, 1994 when I was only 3 and those memories are lost forever. My grandmother’s family originated from Dutch and Trinidad and Tobago where they owned land. They worked off their own land selling the crop and cattle for goods and money. She sold her land to earn money in order to move to America. She used this money to file for residence card for her and two of her children. She came first and the children later followed. My grandmother’s ancestors set her up to move to America and this influenced the drastic change their lives made but it kept the drive to be hard workers and dedicated still in them as they moved on to have their own families. Mom’s Side My mother’s ancestors cannot be traced beyond my grandfather because he died April 11, 1982 when my mom was thirteen and they never met any of his family members. None of his children recall ever meeting his parents. He was an only child and did not have any half or step siblings. My grandmother’s ancestors came from Africa and were officially freed five generation from grandmother. They were as far as she knows always lived in Vidalia and they worked off the land her daddy had. This land was passed down for six generation. After her daddy died the land was left for his children but the two he left the deed with became greed and kept it for themselves. She did earn some money and she used this to continue living until leaving for Miami. This help set her family up both in Miami and Georgia. She has land in Georgia in which she has given to my mother.
  7. 7. My father’s ancestors spoke English and a Hindu language. The Hindu language made until the move to America. The language slowly died out and during the problems my grandparents marriage faced the language being spoken completely stopped. My father’s family never had normal tradition like holidays or special days. Their tradition was to value family and gather together when ever able. It might not be unique or different but it is something the children still try and do today. These island people will party anytime, for any reason, at any place. One thing I notice at every party they love music and they party with pots and pans and large spoons. It is a tradition to party and party hard for them. My mother’s ancestors as far as we know spoke English. My mother’s family is family people too. Their traditions included family gathers, reunions, and special dishes. One special dish that every woman knows in her family is the great Pumpkin Pie the McCloud Style. There is also the infamous potato salad, jerk chicken, cough salad, and red beans and rice. My grandmother also introduced the family to the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was baptized and raised her children with the same teachings and values. Today, four of her children practice the belief, one is married to a sister, my mother is baptized and she has two children, my brother and I, which are baptized.
  8. 8. My father’s name, Jitta, in their own hearts means might and power. They told me that their dad taught them that and if they are Jitta they have the power to overcome anything and achieve anything. When they were in Trinidad the spelling was Jeeta. On my dad’s birth certificate it does not have his name but both his parents and it is spelled this way. From what they have told I the American government changed the spelling when they filed their paperwork rather by mistake or on purpose but they never cared of the change.
  9. 9.  Birth Date: September 9, 1928  Birth Place: Kolkata, India  Mother: Rajkumer (Unobtainable)  Father: Sonny Jitta  Left India: 1935  Went to Reform Village, Trinidad and Tobago  Death Date: April 16, 1994  Death Place: Miami, Florida  Death Age: 65 years old  Cause of Death: (Final Cause) Aortic Valve Stenosis (Sequential Cause) Congestive Heart Filure
  10. 10. Left to right: Grandma Sylvia, my mom, and Grandma Maggie At my parents’ wedding reception Left to right: my cousin, Karen, my dad, and Grandma Sylvia
  11. 11.  Birth Date: June 17, 1935  Birth Place: Trinidad and Tobago  Mother: Unknown  Father: Unknown  Left Trinidad: 1969  Went to New York, New York, United States of America
  12. 12.  Married: November 26, 1948  Grandpa Sonny was 19 years and Grandma Sylvia was 15 years old.  Children:  Eugene Jetta: (Uncle Hue)  Kenrick Jitta  Christabell Jitta-Jackson  Annabell Arthur  Arabella Jitta: (Aunt Sheba)  Isabell Jitta: (Aunt Sharon)  Alec Jitta  Rex Jitta  Jabie Jitta
  13. 13. The Jitta Family left their homeland to come to America to have a better opportunity. A few hardships that they faced were the simple fact that they looked different. Finding work at first was hard but my grandfather was good with his hands and was a dedicated worker. This made him appealing to different work industries such as Golden Strand Hotels here he did work until he died. The children faced discrimination in school and often were picked on. My father can recall getting jumped and having to run home to make it safely. My grandmother faced the hardship of having to start all over with everything. She came first so she had to work hard to make earnings to provide a life and home for her children. She overcame this by coming over with a plan to work as a maid in New York for a year and six months then went to Miami to establish herself even farther. My grandfather came last and faced the hardship of coming over and jumping right into the head of the household role.
  14. 14. Daddy, Uncle Robert, Uncle Jabie, and Auntie Sheba Grandma Sylvia, Aunt Sharon, Uncle Hue, Grandpa Sonny, Uncle Jabie, Karen (Uncle Kenrick’s only child), daddy, and mommy Grandpa Sonny and his best friend, Jerry Aunt Rosa, Uncle Kenrick, and daddy Grandpa and Aunt Sheba Leo (an ex boyfriend), Grandma, Uncle Rex
  15. 15. From Back to Front; Left to Right Tiffany (my dad’s first child), Nicole (Aunt Sharon 1st), Angelica (Uncle Rex 1st), Ashley (my dad’s 1st with my mom), Ebony (Aunt Sharon 2nd), Amanda (my dad’s 2nd with my mom, Jessica (Aunt Sharon’s 3rd, and Bradley (Uncle Rex 2nd)
  16. 16.  Eugene Jetta: (Uncle Hue)- 2 (both through marriage)  Kenrick Jitta- 1: Karen  Christabell Jitta-Jackson: 4  Annabell Arthur: 2  Arabell Jitta: (Aunt Sheba): 0  Isabell Jitta: (Aunt Sharon: 5  Alec Jitta: 6  Rex Jitta: 4  Jabie Jitta: 0  Total: 24 Grandchildren
  17. 17. My mother’s name was Scott and it never changed or was altered at all. In a unity they all joke and say their name means toilet paper. My Aunt Lisa, my mom’s sister born four years before her, told me that “Scott’s Toilet Tissue is the only kind of toilet paper I buy”. Other than the family joke there is no other meaning know.
  18. 18.  Birth Date: February 3, 1908  Birth Place: Florida  Mother: (Unobtainable)  Father: (Unobtainable)  Death Date: April 11, 1982  Death Place: Miami, Florida  Death Age: 74 years old  Cause of Death: Prostate Cancer
  19. 19. Uncle Son (her brother) and Grandma My mother and grandma Carl (grandma’s nephew), my sister (Ashley), Aunt Zenobia (grandma sister), Grandma is in the blue dress with me to her right, and Amanda (my sister) is at the very bottom of the stairs.
  20. 20.  Birth Date: April 16, 1931  Birth Place: Higgston, Georgia  Mother: Beulah Broomfield  Father: William McCloud  Left Georgia: 1956  Went to Miami, Florida, United States of America  Baptized: 1975 Picture of only police station
  21. 21.  Married: 1975  Grandpa Lewis and Grandma Maggie was together since 1957.  Children:  James McCloud: (son from a man in Georgia)  Baby girl died from Yellow Jaundice  Faye Scott  Lewis Scott Jr.  Micheal Scott  Leslie Scott  Patricia Jitta
  22. 22. My mother’s family was dealt a rough card from birth. My grandmother is the fifth generation of freed blacks of the McCloud family line. Her father’s family was given land with is still in the family. She worked this land and faced the hardship of not being to go to school. She dropped out in the third grade to help on the farm and cultivate the land. She also was hated because she was a black middle class child in the Deep South. She recalls very vividly being called a “nigger” at the store and in other public places. She overcame this by leaving. My grandfather’s life is not very clear because he was a much closed man to his children and his wife and he died when my mother, the baby of the six, was only thirteen years old. However, after marrying he opened his own business called Lewis Dry Cleaning (as for as the family can remember). The family lived in an apartment over the dry cleaning. One night in 1971 the dry cleanings caught fire and destroyed the family’s home. Nine years later in 1980, their fourth oldest child was killed in the McDuffie Riot by police. In 1982 my grandfather died of Prostate Cancer. My grandmother was left to be a rock for her family in such hardship that came back to back. She also had to deal with the death after death of her siblings. Today out of the original 12 McCloud children only she remains. Her last living sibling just died September 5, 2013. She dealt with her hardships by staying focused on the children that were still alive because “they needed me and did not have anyone else but each other”.
  23. 23. Great Aunt Zenobia Rawls Grandma Maggie’s sister Great Aunt Gret Grandma Maggie’s sister Great Grandma Beulah Grandma Maggie’s Mom Great Uncle Neal Grandma Maggie’s Brother Aunt Lisa (mom’s sister), Grandma, Aunt Gret Great Uncle George Grandma’s brother
  24. 24. Grandma, Aunt Gret, and Aunt Faye(mom’s oldest sister) Uncle Scotty (mom’s brother, Lewis Jr.) Granma, Aunt Gret, Uncle Neal Great Uncle Son (George)Great Uncle Buddy Aunt Lisa and Uncle Michael
  25. 25. Grandma holding Amanda, my 2nd oldest sister Top to Bottom; Left to Right Aunt Zenobia, Carl (Uncle James 1st), Ashley (mom’s 1st), Jamie (Uncle James 2nd) Bernard (Uncle Scotty 3rd), Grandma, Me (mom’s 3rd), Marcus (Uncle Scotty’s 1st through marriage), Matthew (Uncle Scotty’s last), Brandon (Uncle Scotty 2nd), and Amanda (mom’s 2nd)
  26. 26.  James McCloud: 4 (2 biological and 2 from marriage  Baby girl died from Yellow Jaundice  Faye Scott: 0  Lewis Scott Jr.: 7 (6 biological and 1 by marriage)  Michael Scott: 0  Leslie Scott: 0 (She says she has 5. My mother’s five)  Patricia Jitta: 6 (5 biological and 1 step)  Total: 17 grandchildren
  27. 27. Alec Patricia Tiffany Ashley Amanda Adrienne Alec Jr. Alicia Jada Ayanna Desiree Freud Jr. Ayden
  28. 28. 25 year Anniversary party Daddy and brothers from the Kingdom Hall Brother Ponton: my parents’ Bible Teacher Sister Ponton: my parents’ Bible Teacher Reception feeding each other cake
  29. 29. Alicia (5th) Dad, Jada, and Desi Dad and Alec Jr. (4th) Daddy and Me (3rd)
  30. 30. Jada (Ashley’s 1st) Alicia (5th) Alec (4th) and Girlfriend (Stephanie) Jada and Ashley (1st) Amanda’s Twins Desiree and Freud Jr. Ayanna, Freud Jr. Desi and Ayden
  31. 31. This exercise was very difficult for me. The reason being is that my family does not remember rather by choice or time anything dealing with the past. My mother’s father was the only child and did not talk about his life at all. She describes him as an angry man that was very cold towards them growing up. He did not reveal anything and died with a lot of questions unanswered. My mother’s grandmother died when her mother was only 18 months old, and now Grandma Maggie does not recall anything and has very poor mental health. My father’s dad is dead and he too did not reveal much about his life and parents. They died before my dad was born and so did his mom’s parents. My Grandma Sylvia has such a thick accent without my dad or uncle there I do not always understand her. Honestly it is was an exercise that made me cry more because I really do not have an idea of where I came from because all possibilities are destroyed or lost! My father’s family almost seem like they did not want to help me and they did not care to past their past to me. In many different circumstances this exercise was difficult. One might be for adopted or foster care children and they might not know where they came from and the information might not be available to them because of their age. Another circumstance might be one similar to mine. The story of what happened after my mother and father met would explain why my aunts and uncles would not help me (on my dad’s side) and this made it harder for me to do the assignment. To modify this assignment I would ask for them to trace their line as far back as the last generation that is still alive or they knew growing up.
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