It all started when Texada  and Lizzy Poole gave birth to a baby boy on March 4, 1896. They called their little bundle of joy Levi. Levi became a Christian at an early age and served as an educational leader and in other capacities. He would also become known as "Big Daddy".

In 1916, he married his sweetheart, Alzata Runnells. Together they would be responsible for nine beautiful children.

The family uprooted to San Diego, CA in 1944 where they became members of the Mount Erie Baptist Church.

In 1961, some of the family moved to Los Angeles, CA and united with the Union Baptist Church.

From this union a host of children, grand children, great grand children, and GREAT GREAT grandchildren were born.

Where are you among the family tree?