Thanks to the East Bonner County Library, I was introduced to Ancestry.com. With just a library card, I had valuable data from decades of U.S. Census Reports. What I have discovered from this alone has opened up a developing understanding of my mystery relative.
One of the first things I discovered from the Census search was that Grandpa was listed as having been born, not in Georgia, but in Barnwell, South Carolina. With this fact, I was able to go to records found through a Google search and find out more about that area and then the Canty line. I actually found information on not only Grandpa but on many other family members. I am still tracking down the details and trying to confirm as much as I can. I would love to find any living descendants if possible with a goal of trying to find a photograph. If you're reading this and have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.