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1 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F187
 
2 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F227
 
3 Found family on the 1880 census. - RVF,Sr. -09-07-2007
 
Family: F408
 
4 The 1880 for Lowndes, MS show a Sam Smith @ 85 years of age living with a Smith family next door to Richard Smith. High probably this is Richard's Father and David Smith is his brother. - R. Finley Sr. 07/15.2007


First Page with David Smith
Second Page with rest of family 
Family: F215
 
5 The 1880 Census. It aears that Washington Jr. was born earlier than they remembered on the 1910 Census. This is the family however, as the marriage certificate said they were married in Yazoo, and that's exactly where this 1880 census was taken. - Reginald V. Finley Sr. - 09-07-2007.

 
Family: F409
 
6 1900 Census. RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F306
 
7 1900 Census. RVF,SR - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F305
 
8 1900 Census. - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F346
 
9 1900 Census Family: F281
 
10 1900 Census Family: F315
 
11 1910 Census. - R. Finley Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F339
 
12 1910 Census. - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F348
 
13 1910 Census. RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007
 
Family: F363
 
14 1910 Census. RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F350
 
15 1910 Census. - RVF,Sr. -09-07-2007
 
Family: F409
 
16 1910 Census Family: F247
 
17 1920 Census Family: F353
 
18 1920 Census Family: F347
 
19 1920 Census show Percy and his Brother George in SunFlower Missisii, Part II. - Reginald V. Finley Sr - 09-07-2007
 
Family: F406
 
20 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F375
 
21 1920 censusFamily: F376
 
22 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F374
 
23 1920 Census, Maggie is over Mom and Dad's house. - R. Finley Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F343
 
24 1920 census. - R. Finley Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F342
 
25 1920 Census. - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F346
 
26 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F361
 
27 1920 Census.

 
Family: F367
 
28 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F354
 
29 1930 Census Family: F355
 
30 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F364
 
31 The 1930 Census for Erie, Pennsylvania shows the Hortons along with Lucy Dismukes, Agnes' mother. Family: F72
 
32 1930 census

 
Family: F315
 
33 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F372
 
34 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F371
 
35 1920 Census. - rvf,sr 09-01-2007 Family: F312
 
36 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F341
 
37 1910 Census. There are 3 Queen Randles on the census. Two of which have birthyears, 1888, 1887. One has wonder if Eddie here married his cousin. :) - R. Finley Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F356
 
38 A 22 year old Washington Vails aears on the 1870 census in Perry, Alabama. He's listed as Mulatto and living with a mulatto Fannie Vails. Another Vails is two houses over married to an Alice Vails with one child Washington(5). That repetition of the Washington name among the Vails leads me to think that there is some family importance to the name. Further research is needed. - Reginald V. Finley Sr. - 09-07-2007

 
Family: F409
 
39 A 1920 Census and a 1930 Census with Edgar Rice and Family. - R. Finley Sr. 08-15-2007

 
Family: F269
 
40 A Katie Keyes is seen on the 1920 census working for a private family as a cook. She is just around the corner from Hezekiah Billings. In fact, she was so close, the same enumerator gave headcount.

Katherine Billings Estelle informed us that she heard that Katie Keyes was a school teacher. Although Katie is listed as a cook on the 1920 census, her neighbor is a school teacher. He may have had some influence over her becoming a teacher. New evidence says she was just a housekeeper (see death dertificate)

So far, I have not been able to find many others Keyes in the area. Difficult locating her family and pedigree. - R. Finley Sr 01-23-2009

 
Family: F29
 
41 A widowed Lucy and Margaret aear on the 1930 Census. - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F275
 
42 According to Atlas' Death Certificate, he died 3 hours later after his wife Betty died. Aarently, from Heartache. - Reggie Finley Sr - 06-16-2008 Family: F807
 
43 According to Louisiana Marriage Records Ernest's surname was recorded as Gayler, it's also written that way on the 1920 Census. Family: F495
 
44 According to Martha Person's Death Certificate, she was from Gaston, Northampton, NC. Her location, age and name all match up with the current data. I believe strongly that this is Martha Vinson's family. More data to come to solidify findings. - R. Finley Sr, 06-14-2008 Family: F814
 
45 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F97
 
46 Annie Arra is probably Era. It's spelled differently on different censuses and the birth years are off, which is common, but it's probably one in the same person. Family: F90
 
47 Another Rice Family:
1910 Census. Uncommon names mentioned - Edmonia, Mills, Eola, Pecola, Besari. - R. Finley Sr. 08-19-2007
 
Family: F264
 
48 As found on 1920 Census. They spelled Caesar as Salsar. - R. Finley Sr - 08-24-2007
 
Family: F305
 
49 Beyond this point it is difficult to know if anyone is related to anyone as South Carolina had a huge number of Slave Masters. Especially in Bogansville. Where many of the Rice family stayed. Many simply adopted the name so it's difficult to trace. Remember, slavery was abolished[sic] in 1865. So, what haend was that you ended up with a huge number of freed slaves, greater than 60%, maintaining their owners Surnames and in many cases still living on the property and even still working on the property. This is why the 1870 Census is so important. If traced properly, we can find out what families owned slaves and then dig even deeper for family records of slaves names. Some of which are posted on the internet.

I found many dozens of Rice Families on the census. It's very confusing. I discovered a 100 year old Judy Rice living with another Rice Family. She was born in 1770. Again, she simply adopted the name so it's hard to know the relationship. I also bumped into a Lelund Rice who may have been her son, but it's very hard to tell.

Most of Rice Family aears to have been in Laurens and Union county, so, we will focus on those censuses.

For historical purposes, I will list all of the Slave Masters in the aforementioned counties.. and how many Mulatto children they may have had.
1860 Slave Census for Union County South Carolina:

William G. Rice - Laurens, County - Abt 52 Slaves
Spencer Rice - "" "" abt 32 Slaves, One 18y/o Mulatto Girl
H. B. Rice - Union, County - Abt 52 slaves
Elizabeth Rice - "" "" - Abt 56 slaves
Shencer or Spencer Rice - "" "" - 19 slaves
Ann Rice and Giles Gilbert = "" "" - Abt 51 slaves
Elice Rice - "" "" - abt 35 slaves

Another, Ann Rice - "" - 4 slaves, One Mulatto woman, 35 years of age.
 
Family: F264
 
50 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F244
 
51 Charles and Catherine (Katie) immigrated to the US in 1885. On the 1900 Census, Charles and Fam are listed as white. On the 1910 Census, Charles is listed as Mulatto and his wife as white. The children, are also mulatto. On the 1920 Census, Charles is now white again as well as the entire family. Charlie was easily passing as white! :) Family: F771
 
52 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F18
 
53 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F1303
 
54 Daniel would visit her from time to time. Family: F419
 
55 Dave reports that Lucy is his sister on the 1920 Census. Added a Lucy. - Reginald Vaughn Finley Sr. - 09-01-2007 Family: F313
 
56 Delia and Clay on the 1900 Census. - R. Finley Sr - 08-18-2007
 
Family: F280
 
57 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F1005
 
58 Ephraim filled out a Civilian Draft Registration card for WWI. He was possibly one of the few unlucky civilians called into service. He may have died in WWI because on the 1920 census, we see that Senoria has remarried an Anderson Galtney. No children were listed between the new pair as of yet. Her children are listed side by side with some of Anderson's from his previous marriage. Family: F383
 
59 Family Located on the 1880 census. R. Finley Sr - 08-24-2007

 
Family: F313
 
60 For whatever reason, the Reed name was not passed down to Mamie's Children. Mamie decided to keep the Collier name. Family: F56
 
61 Found a 1930 Census with the Randle (Randle) Family. The Twins names are listed as: Abron and Paxton(Perlon). Katherine Estell informed me that they are: Patton and Ambrose and that she knew them personally. - R. Finley Sr. -08-18-2007


Update: Winnie Simpson, also a descendant of the Randles says that Patton is Peyton, which mirrors more the census data. - 09-15-2007


 
Family: F274
 
62 Found a 5 year old Mulatto, Amanda Ferguson on the 1880 Census with a black, 78 year old Matilda Ferguson. Amanda is listed as gr. daughter, however, I suspect that she is a great granddaughter. 20 years later we find a 25 year old Mulatto, Amanda Ferguson as the daughter of Turner Ferguson. I suspect this is the same Amanda. So, we have a mystery here. Is Matilda Turner's mother or grandmother. I suspect that Palina is Matilda's daughter and thus Turner's mom. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-13-2007 Family: F254
 
63 Found a 1900 Census & 1910 Census with this family mentioned. R. Finley Sr 08-15-2007

 
Family: F262
 
64 Found a Lina Ferguson on the 1870 census and 1880 Census, mother of Turner. I suspect this is true although the birthdates are off by a few years. - R. Finley Sr.
 
Family: F253
 
65 Found a Wesley Rice and Ellen on a 1880 Census and an 1870 census. Notice that Harry was considered a Rice, in 1870. In 1880, he became a Salter. Hmm.. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-19-2007

 
Family: F284
 
66 Found Amos on 1920 Census. -- R. Finley Sr - 08-28-2007

 
Family: F330
 
67 Found Anna, William and fam on a 1910 Census. It was spelled, Estel. Very hard to make out. I'm impressed that the transcribers got anything out of this census at all. - R. Finley Sr. -08-18-2007

 
Family: F272
 
68 Found Daniel on the 1920 Census and 1930 Census. - RVF,Sr. - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F352
 
69 Found Dave and Lucy Randle on the 1910 Census for Holmes Miss. - R. Finley Sr - 08-18-2007

 
Family: F275
 
70 Found Davy on the 1900 census.- R. Finley - 08-18-2007

 
Family: F275
 
71 Found Estell family on a 1930 Census for Chicago, Cook Illinois. - R. Finley Sr.- 08-18-2007

 
Family: F272
 
72 Found George on the 1920 Census. A 5y/o Mable Lyle, Dye or Kyle is listed as a niece on the next page. No kids so far.- R. Finley Sr. - 08-25-2007

 
Family: F323
 
73 Found George remarried on the 1930 census. No kids to report. Aarently he divorced and remarried. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-25-2007.

 
Family: F325
 
74 Found Godfrey and Bertha on the 1920 Census for Clinton, SC. - Reginald Finley Sr - 08-14-2007

 
Family: F93
 
75 Found Hurley and Fam on the 1920 census. Note that it says that William is adopted. - R. Finley - 08-18-2007

 
Family: F270
 
76 Found John and his family on the 1900 Census for Noxubee, MS. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-28-2007

 
Family: F326
 
77 Found Keturah and a Bruce Mitchell together on the 1920 census. Bruce died three years later of Brights disease. Bruce was a Barber and considered Mulatto on earlier censuses. Kit and Bruce tried to have children but found it difficult. They gave birth to a little girl that died only a few months after, she was born premature. In 1918, birth records show that Lee Bruce Mitchell failed to have a child with another woman as well, a Lucy Smith. Keturah is later found widowed on the 1930 census with her mom Martha and nephew, John T. Wright. Bruce's parents were Burwell Mitchell and Roberta Bachelor. Family: F332
 
78 Found Octavia's Family in the same town as the Martin's. Spelled Vale on the 1900 Census. - RVF,Sr - 09-07-2007

 
Family: F409
 
79 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F359
 
80 Found on the 1920 Census. - R. Finley Sr - 08-24-2007

 
Family: F307
 
81 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F328
 
82 Found on: 1920 census living next door to mom and dad. Mira and Adam Randle. - R. Finley Sr. - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F340
 
83 Found the 1910 Census. - R. Finley Sr. - 09-01-2008

 
Family: F249
 
84 Found the Andersons on the 1900 census. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-25-2007

 
Family: F322
 
85 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F63
 
86 Found the Randle family in Holmes, Mississipi on the 1920 Census. The Family names were confirmed by Katherine Estelle - R. Finley Sr - 08-18-2007

 
Family: F274
 
87 Found the Websters on an 1880 Census and a 1900 census for St. Martin, LA. There is an anomalie on this census. A John Mabry is listed as a son. I'm confused. :( - R. Finley Sr - 08-10-2007

The census taker in 1880 also was lazy about the information for the places of birth for their parents. The places are inconsistent with what's on the 1900 census.
 
Family: F247
 
88 Found them on the 1870 Census. - R. Finley Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F281
 
89 Found Willis and Nancy on the 1920 Census with two grandchildren, Titus(19), Luke(9). - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F368
 
90 Found Willis and Nancy on the 1920 Census with two grandchildren, Titus(19), Luke(9). - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007
 
Family: F309
 
91 George and his brother Percy are on the census for 1920, Part II. - Reginald V. Finley Sr - 09-07-2007
 
Family: F405
 
92 George Chatman was the result of a union between a white man in Louisiana and a black woman from North Carolina. The earliest censuses all say Mulatto. George isn't really sure where his father is from. Relatives that remember seeing a picture of George say that he looked white to them.

He married Josephine Johnson in 1895 and quickly accepted her two daughters as his own, Pearly and Rosa. They had 9 more children together.

George was a farmer early in life but quickly realized that this isn't something he wanted to do for a living.

He stumbled upon an idea to sell refreshments to his community. He sold his own cold and frozen treats in the neighborhood originally and eventually became a distributor for other companies.

His business grew and within a decade, he was suorting the entire family from Ice Cream sales alone. His wife Josephine was a full partner in the company.

Late in his career George and Josephine separated and during this time. Josey was aroached by a group of black men that were interested in buying out her share of the company, in fact.. owning it for themselves.

Josey could not read or write and these shady characters knew this. They tricked her into signing away her portion of the company and the Chatmans eventually lost their growing Ice Cream enterprise.

George and Josephine separated for 6 years, but George would visit frequently. A few years after having Willie Anna, John, Clarence and Marshall. Josephine moved to Beaumont, Texas.

Later, many of the Chatmans and Chatman descendants moved to California. Many are still there till this day. Some Chatman's also stayed behind in Louisiana while others stayed near Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas.
 
Family: F47
 
93 Gertrude Ford was born in Springville, Alabama in 1895. The Death record reports that her parents are George and Sweetie Collins. It's very possible that Gertrude Ford was adopted. Daniel Day, (Gertrude's son) reports that Gertrude's grandmother is white. Gertrude died just 6 years after she gave birth to her children, Daniel Edgar and Algernon C. Day. Gertrude died from complications as a result of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Thomas worked for Tennessee Coal and Iron Railroad in Birmingham, Alabama. After Gertrude died in May 1919, he couldn't work and care for the children alone. He sent them back to his hometown in Mount Meigs. Anna L. Judkins an aunt or cousin, took them in as her own. After she died, Richard and Rachael Day, their grandparents continued to raise them.

Thomas Day marries Collie and while Algie and Danny were in their teens.. he brought them up to Chicago.

Once in Chicago however Daniel and Edgar both lived in rooming houses, sometimes separate rooming houses and bounced from home to home. Thomas helped when he could but Thomas was also living in a rooming house himself.

Eventually, the teens learned to fend for themselves. Daniel and Edgar worked odd jobs and Daniel eventually joined the Military.

When Thomas died Daniel maintained communication with his Stepmother Collie Day and they became close.

Algernon C. Day married Rosa B. Billings and their union produced Cynthia and Algernon Day/Finley.

Daniel later married Sanone Nickerson in 1942 and they produced Sandra and Gregory.

Algernon C. Day Sr died April 25th, 1971 @ 59 years of age due to complications with Tuberculosis Meningitis and Edgar Day lived until 89 years of age. 
Family: F27
 
94 Grant and Fam on the 1910 Census. - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007 Family: F357
 
95 Helpful 1880 Census Data - Lead on Family Pulled from: This resource - R. Finley Sr. 08-14-2007

 
Family: F263
 
96 Henry and Fannie were located on the 1870 and 1880 census. They worked as Farmers. Family: F60
 
97 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F1261
 
98 I found Anderson and Millie, listed as a Mulatto family on the 1910 census in Piqua, Ohio. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-25-2007

 
Family: F322
 
99 I suspect that Alex and Thomas are brothers. Related in some way at least. They seem to be the only reported Person families in the Weldon area. Alex is either Thomas' much younger brother, or nephew. Waiting for more leads. R. Finley Sr - 07/14/2007

Update: I missed on the first census that Thomas was married prior. Alex, could be his son. Thomas would have been 16 or 17 when Alex was born. This is a possibility. - RVF,SR. - -09-05-2007


 
Family: F122
 
100 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F87
 
101 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F163
 
102 In attempting to trace George's lineage, we find an 1860 Census with a Chatman family in St. Mary, Louisiana.
http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_1860_chatman_M_george.jpg
It shows a 30 year old mulatto female by the name of M. Chatman with a 2 year old George Chatman. Census states they are from Louisiana. They are living with a white Frenchman, P. Pierre

Found an 1870 Census in which a George Chapman (6yrs) was living with, Ellen(28) and Sam Bennet(39). Also what looks like a Jason Washington(4).
http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/1870_census_george_chapman.jpg
 
Family: F47
 
103 IN the census right under the Caesar Randle family, there is a Janet Crawford. Janet is a Randle. Mr. Richard Crawford reported that ???rie Randle is his step-daughter. Family: F305
 
104 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F373
 
105 It difficult to know exactly what Obie's name is. It looks different every time you see it. However, I think I have finally tracked down the 1870 census, which says, Obadiah, spelled as it is in the English Old Testament Bible. The census taker put down Judkins as the last name but Obadiah Judkins and family is no where else to found in Alabama. However, when we change it to Johnson. It all lines up. The names and ages all line up. However, Savier isn't home.

I am confident that the census taker made an error and wrote down Judkins instead of Johnson. Probably because there were so many Judkins in that same area.

On the 1880 Census, the census taker reports that Obie's father is from Massachusets or Alabama. Obie's mother is unmistakably recorded as being from Alabama while is wife says that her father is from Virginia while her mother is from Georgia. Rebecca Johnson is the first ancestor in the Richard Day line that has Georgia origins. - R. Finley Sr 
Family: F676
 
106 It's very possible that Daniel Edgar Day was named after this Day, who would be his great uncle. Family: F413
 
107 Jack Randall was sold in slavery from Virginia to the Conner Plantation North of Lexington, Mississii, Holmes County. A family tradition asserts that the original Randles were slaves in England. The first black Randalls to aear in Holmes county, according to census data, was Jack and Delsey. The Randall name has changed over the years mainly because many descendants simply weren't aware of how to spell the surname. Enumerators from various census years spelled it, Randal, Randall, Randle and Randel. More than likely, there are many Randall relatives in existence today with different spellings.

It's believed that Willis, the earliest of the children, was almost left behind as the purchasers had no value for small children. However, Jack was able to convince the owners to purchase his youngest son Willis as well. More than likely, many of his older children were quite possibly left behind. The census shows a 10 year difference between Willis and his siblings. There are many unaccounted children.

On January 13, 1877, James Randall purchased land from William B. Helm. Later the land was divided up among many of his brothers. They owned their own farms and earned a living that way for decades.

There were so many Randalls in the area a portion of their land is now known as Randall Town. Some family still lives in and near the area.

References: Thelma Perry and Winnie Anderson.
Article url:
http://www.familyoriginstree.com/showmedia.php?mediaID=145&medialinkID=156

 
Family: F278
 
108 John Henry Rice and Fam: 1900 Census. - R. Finley Sr. 08-19-2007
 
Family: F293
 
109 Josh's family was the key to linking his Gaylor family with James'. Josh as well named a daughter Rosena Gaylor. He also reports that his mom and dad are from Maryland, just like James. On the 1910 Census: http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/1900_census_momma_gaylor.jpg

Now we know why all of these Gaylors had a Rose, Rosa or Rosena in their families. Their big momma is also Rosa Gaylor, most likely, Rosena. Momma Rosena says she had 6 kids and only 2 are still alive. The ONLY two elder Gaylor Families in Jefferson after 1800 is James' and Josh's. They are close in age and many of the children have similar names. It is highly probable that the Nathaniel name is so frequent because Big Daddy Gaylor is also called Nathaniel! 
Family: F392
 
110 Kate is found at her son-in-laws on the 1900 census.

 
Family: F329
 
111 Last Address of Record for the Charles Billings Family was: 715 Church Street, Clairborne, Port Gibson, Mississii.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=715+Church+St+Port+Gibson+Mississii 
Family: F28
 
112 Like many families in Mount Meigs during the early 1900's. The Lowe family moved to Birmingham for work. Lavenia/Luvenia brought her sister along after her mother's death. Herbert/Hubbard Lowe was a miner. Family: F872
 
113 Located his children on the 1880 Census for Jacks, SC. - R. Finley Sr

 
Family: F261
 
114 Located on the 1900 Census. - RVF,Sr - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F367
 
115 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F294
 
116 Marriage record states that Sarah's maiden name is Blanks while Anthony's death certificate states Bonner. Family: F891
 
117 Martin Family on 1900 Census. - RVF,Sr. - 09-07-2007

 
Family: F406
 
118 Mattie Day, Mamie Day Green's grandmother, told her that Celia came over on a ship. While on the ship, she ran away. She suspects she was a slave. She stayed out in the wilderness for days and was finally discovered by a white slave owner. He gave her to Wash Day. She had a brother that was so light skinned that he could visit her sister. He lived in Georgia and would only visit at night. Family: F560
 
119 Not quite sure if this is Richard's Father or not. He could be a relative in some fashion, or just took the name like many slaves did of their former masters, could be his grandfather or father. We just aren't 100% sure. There is a Thomas Smith as well on the census @ 26 years of age. I have no idea how he fits.. he could be a nephew... or Jane could have given birth to him around 12 years of age. Need to track down more relatives to be certain. They all lived right next door to each other.
 
Family: F220
 
120 Note that Gertrude is listed on Both the 1930 Census for the Estelle Family in Chicago as well as the 1930 one for Holmes, Mississii. She probably was counted on two census while visiting John Lee on one and visiting family on the other. :) - R. Finley Sr - 08-17-2007


 
Family: F274
 
121 Official record obtained from Acadia Parish, LA states that George and Josephine Johnson were married November 1st, 1909 in Opelousas, Louisiana. Family: F47
 
122 On the 1810 Census for Dinwiddle, VA. We find a white Sterling Persons. He is just 53 miles (as the crow flys) from Northampton. There could be a relationship here with the Person Slave owners in Northampton and may explain Sterling's name.

On the 1850 and 1860 slave censuses for Brunswick, VA which is even closer to Northampton 35 miles away. We find a large Pearson/Persons family in the area. The elder is Thomas J. Pearson.

It was long speculated that our Persons hailed from Northampton and migrated to surrounding areas after being freed. This is confirmed on the death certificate of Thomas J. Person. His father, was Sterling Person who married an Olive Ellis around 1850. We find on the 1850 Slave Census for Northampton two very peculiar artifacts. We find two white slave owners with very interesting names: Daniel Ellis and Thomas J. Person. There is definitely a connection that cannot go ignored. - R. Finley Sr - 06-10-2008 
Family: F796
 
123 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F310
 
124 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F611
 
125 On The 1930 Census, We find that Nate has moved to New Orleans with his wife. His brother Ernest and widowed Sister Estella are there. - RVF,Sr - 09-04-2007

 
Family: F402
 
126 Original Census Document was unavailable so I captured the transcription. View 1880 Census.

 
Family: F329
 
127 Please see 1880 Census and Prior. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-23-2007
 
Family: F309
 
128 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F277
 
129 Richard Day Sr named one of his kids Thomas, and this Thomas had a Thomas Jr. Daniel Day also named one of his children Thomas. They all respected the Thomas Day name. There's another story here that's yet to be known. Family: F415
 
130 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F656
 
131 Somehow there is a census error in which Richard's children are carried on after another family. Once connected.. Richard's family grows quite a bit. Family: F923
 
132 Suwillie Wright is listed as Hezekiah's daughter on the 1900 Census. She was the latest born of the children born at that time. The enumerator did NOT report that she was a step-daughter. If taken as-is, Hezekiah had a child with an Unknown Wright.

Suwillie disaears from the census after 1900. Perhaps she died young or left the household. 
Family: F271
 
133 The 1880 census for Noxubee, Mississii show Green and Lucy Dismukes together. Lucy states that her father is from Virginia while her mom is from North Carolina. Green and Lucy worked as laborers. Family: F61
 
134 The 1850 Slave Census shows a Thomas J. Person that owned 39 slaves. Some of which were Mulatto. Mostly girls.

Garysburg, Weldon, South Weldon, Halifax, and Jackson all surround Northampton. The Person Family may have originated with North East, North Carolina. North Carolina in fact had the largest number of Person Families in 1840 to 1910. Source: 1840 and 1910 Census Records. 
Family: F122
 
135 The 1880 Census shows that Abby had two kids so far. Two others are listed with her but you can tell that they aren't hers based on the way the census taker listed the ages. - R. Finley Sr. - 09-01-2007

 
Family: F311
 
136 The 1910 Census and 1920 Census. - R. Finley Sr - 08-24-2007

 
Family: F314
 
137 The 1920 Census and 1930 Census mention Isaiah Webster and his family.

 
Family: F249
 
138 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F97
 
139 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F98
 
140 The Gaylor tradition continues as Ephraim is well aware of his roots. Naming one daughter Rosa Lee and another Harriett Odelia. Family: F382
 
141 The Gaylors worked mostly as farmers. Cotton farming was prominent during the time so they probably continued to farm cotton for income even after they were freed in 1865. James Jr had a home farm and probably produced some food for his family.

Like many early black families the Gaylors couldn't read or write but they began sending their children to schools in the 1900's.

We don't really know Rosena's husband's name. However, much like we see their children later having a 'Rosena' in each household, we see the same trend with the name, Nathaniel. Nathaniel is probably her husband's name.

The Gaylors report that they are from Maryland. The 1870 census doesn't reflect many black Gaylor families in that region at the time.

One Family oral tradition states that after Rosena's husband died. She worked as a personal cook for her former owners. The owner fell in love with her and left her a large portion of land. Of which, her children later divided up amongst the family. Some of that land is still Gaylor property today. 
Family: F391
 
142 The listing of children and spouses is currently incomplete at this time as James Jr was married 3 times by 1920. Conversing with living Gaylors should provide some insight. Future releases will have updated information. Family: F385
 
143 The Person Family in 1930 lived at:
471 W. 1st St
Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina 27890

There are quite a number of Persons living in the Weldon and Garysburg area today. A distant cousin possibly is Louiza Person that owns "Kitchen Delight" off Highway 301 & 46, in
Garysburg, North Carolina.

Contact #: 252-536-5522 
Family: F148
 
144 There are some other Smiths that live nearby in the same neighborhood, but they all seem to share a South Carolina origin via the Fathers. Link below:
http://www.familyoriginstree.com/descend.php?personID=I655&tree=1 
Family: F220
 
145 There's a Julia listed on the census with Alex.. unsure if she's a Rice or Louisa's mother. Still investigating. The 1870 Census

-- Reginald Finley Sr. - 08-19-2007
 
Family: F291
 
146 This line is probably a dead end as Josette reports that she's widowed by 1900... and she also filed for a civil war pension as well. This was long before another Prosper Johnson sent Acadia parish a letter granting the marriage union between his daughter Josephine and Georgie Chatman in 1909. However, it could be the case that Josette (aka Josephine) sent the letter herself. Family: F1047
 
147 This Thomas Day aears to have been adopted. You find his parents, Daniel and Violet married on the 1900 census with only 2 children. Dan is only 20 and Thomas is already 12, while the most recent child is only 1. Looks pretty obvious this is an adoption. Family: F507
 
148 Thomas Randle and family can be seen on the same 1880 census as a few of his other relatives. - R. Finley Sr. - 08-24-2007

 
Family: F312
 
149 Though not conclusive there aears to be a relationship between Isaac 1805 and Henry. I suspect that Isaac is Henry's father. Though Julia may not be the mother. It's possible that Henry overstated his age on the census as well. The names are unmistakable however. They are indeed handing names down.

Many of the Gordons during slavery were probably owned by a white, W.S. Gordon, of Saint Helena, Louisiana. He owned a number of slaves in the region. 
Family: F1020
 
150 Trail disaears at 1870 Census. Still researching. I did find this Rebecca on the 1870 census in Hinds, MS. Posted for posterity: 1870 Census. No confident with this find so not posted officially. - RVF, SR. 09-07-2007 Family: F408
 
151 Tucker Lucas Ford was born in Scotia, Alabama on May 2nd, 1832 to Emmanuel and Tennessee Ford. He was a member of the B51 Regiment (the buffalo soldier). We know very little about his parents Emmanuel and Tennessee Ford. It is likely that he was born into slavery as he was born before Slavery ended. He married Clarinda Ashley Ford in 1867 in Mt. Meigs, Alabama at their home. After Clarinda's death he married Catherine Pearce Ford in October of 1893. To this union no children were born. A Rev. Parker in Montgomery Alabama Married Tucker and Catherine Ford.

We have not been able to determine the time of death of Tucker Lucas Ford. He had however signed an official government document on May 16, 1915, so we can say that he lived to be eighty-three (83) years old or older. On the same document he stated that he had 78 grandchildren at that time.
Little is known about Clarinda Ashley Ford. According to official historical records, she was first married to Stephen Spears and died on November 30, 1887.

Data pulled from: http://afrocincy.com 
Family: F509
 
152 Update: We have found Vernard Wright. Vernard Wright was living in VA in 1917, he came down to Weldon during Kit's birth but then disaears after that. On Vernard's WWI Registration Card he states that he is from Weldon, NC. Thelma died in 1922 and this would explain why John was taken in by Martha Person and then later adopted by Thelma's sister, Mary Alice. On the 1930 Census for Charleston, SC, Marjorie Wright reports that her father is from Virginia. I can see why she thought this. He lived in Hopewell VA which is just 55 miles away. - R. Finley Sr. -06-17-2008 Family: F214
 
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156 We don't know very much about the origins of the Chatman family. George Sr was our only remaining link and unfortunately, he wasn't really sure where his parents came from or who they were. Family tradition asserts that George's father was white and his mother was black. On a few censuses he told the enumerator that his father was from Louisiana while his mother was from South Carolina. Family: F197
 
157 We find a widowed 70 year old David Day is listed as a neighbor of Richard Day Sr. on the 1910 Census for Mount Meigs, Alabama. His occupation at that time was farmer. It's very possible that David Day is Richard Day's father. In the same area we find only a few other Day families. They could possibly be related although we have no verification at this time. URL here: http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page_1910_richard_day.jpg Family: F160
 
158 We find a William, written as(Wm), Estelle on the 1880 Census, Part & Part II. This may be our William Estelle. The mother isn't mention. Two people aren't mentioned as far as who they are: A 50 year old Mary Estel. She might be an aunt, and Fanny a nurse. How they are related to Jno, is not mentioned. There are two Janes, both nurses, both aged 12, one sister, the other a daughter. I think however that the census taker made an error as he was about to flip the page. I think there is only one Jane and she was his daughter, a nurse, and Mary is his sister. I will document it as such until someone can show me otherwise. BTW, Jno is an abbreviation for John back then. I have no idea why. heh. - R. Finley Sr - 08-18-2007

 
Family: F273
 
159 We find Robert Billings on a 1930 census. There is a low probability currently that this is the same Robert Billings related to Charles Billings, the minister. - R. Finley Sr. 07/25/2007 Family: F156
 
160 We really don't know which of the Day brothers married Dora Brassel. Bob is the only Day that's old enough and lived close by however. Hopefully more Day family will be able to let us in on the truth behind the many Day mysteries. Family: F145
 
161 Willie Anna Chatman confesses to her daughter Mary Frances LaSaine, then about 20, that she gave birth to a child but later gave it up. Mary thinks that she said the child was a boy. Child would be about 80 today if she gave birth to child at around 16 years of age. The only lead I have so far:
Anna Jean Garrett, b. 24 Jan 1931 in Harris county Texas. Parents: William Garrett and Willie Chapman. Source - Texas Birth records. However, Willie Anna was already in Kentucky by then at nursing school. - R. Finley Sr. 
Family: F849
 
162 You can see Sol next door to mom on the 1880 census. - RVF,SR Family: F410
 
163 The 1930 Census in Chicago has Lot Gary Jr counted at the Abraham's house. He's listed as an Abraham. Hi's mom's name surname then, may have been, Abraham. - R. Finley Sr - 08-22-2007

 
Fannie Abraham
 
164 locoyoyo2@yahoo.com Yolanda Adams
 
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169 Education: May 1958 Mt. Olive High School (Saluatorian).
Occupation: Lacede gas Co., St. Louis, MO.
Religion: Baptist, Mt. Olive Church deacon and Sunday School Teacher.
Was a member of Prince Hall Ionic Lodge# 134, F&AM (Masonic) 
Cornelius Anderson
 
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179 Currently speculation and more research needs to be done, but I, Reginald Vaughn Finley, Sr, suspect that Charles Billings is the grandfather of Hezekiah Billings, who later named his son also Charles F. Billings, who then named his son Hezekiah Billings..

This Charles Billings was killed by hanging. He was suspected on conspiring to start a revolt.

Much like the Salem Witch trails, this charge is becoming more and more dismissed by historians as some from of hysteria, as slave revolts were a slave owners worst fear.

More research needs to be to confirm. I am currently seeking out the wife of Charles Billings. She would have fled to Mississii with children in tow.

As copied from the notes I placed in Hezekiah's Notes:








I'm not certain, but I think I may have found Hezekiah's grandfather. He may have been a slave that was a executed for trying/conspiring to revolt. I don't know for sure, but I am keeping my eyes on a Charles Billings from South Cy info on a wife as of yet.



I found this list which mentions a Charles Billings that was hung for an attempted revolt: (http://users.bestweb.net/~rg/execution/C.htm) and then I later found the as tried: http://www.ipoaa.com/denmark_vesey__and_his_co3.htm (Control F for charles Billings). Every single person listed with him were found to be executed on the previous link. On either on JUL 2nd 1822 or JUL 26 1822. So very sad. :(



I wish I could find some information on his wife and on his owners. The search continues.



I'll make copies of the information I have an archive it here.



The document that lists these executions wre pulled from The National Park Service Records:



Charles is also listed here: http://users.bestweb.net/~rg/execution/SO%20CAROLINA.htm


 
Charles Billings
 
180 Charles was a farmer up until 1910 where we was listed as clergy for a Methodist Church. Reverend Charles F. Billings was influential in his community, bringing many to Christ.

Charles was a senior minister at Jefferson Chapel Church off Chapel Hill Road in Natchez, Mississii.

Charles is listed in the "Centennial Encyclopedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church", by Richard Wright, b 1848. This volume contained principally, the biographies of the men and women whose labors during a hundred years, helped make the A. M. E. Church what it is.

 
Charles Franklin Billings
 
181 The Freedman's Mississii Marriage index for Natchez calls her Eliza Ann. Her and her husband Hezekiah, reported that they were 21 years old. She would have been much younger than reported. Elsie Ann Billings
 
182 Census Data from 1900 says Elsie was born Nov 1899.
 
Elsie Anne Billings
 
183 From Algernon C. Finley's memory, Elsie used to run a store in her basement across the street from where he lived.
 
Elsie Anne Billings
 
184 According to a pension filed by his wife Nora Billings. Hezekiah Sr died from complications with Pneumonia for which the Dept of The Interior Rejected in 1912 claiming that her claim has no connection the Civil War. Hezekiah B. Billings, Sr.
 
185 We don't know very much about Hezekiah and his wife Elsie Ann. They are listed on the Freedman's Register for Mississii marriages. They lived in and near areas that was dominated by the slave trade. An excerpt from an article below gives some historical background about the area where they lived and farmed.

"Between 1820 and 1861 more than 60 percent of the Uer South's enslaved population was "sold South" in this manner. Mississii's enslaved population increased by more than 225 percent. The destination of the enslaved people listed in the ‘Record Book’ were the slave markets at Natchez. The Natchez Trace led directly to one of the two largest and busiest slave markets in the entire Deep South. It was called “Forks of the Road” and was located at the intersection of Washington Road (now St. Catherine Street) and Liberty Road about a mile east of downtown Natchez. Slaves were also sold at the Adams County Courthouse itself, at Natchez Under-the-Hill and in various auction houses around town. But it’s almost certain it was at “Forks of the Road” slave market where the enslaved men, women and children mentioned in the ‘Record Book’ were brought.
Original Article: http://pages.prodigy.net/gmccallum 
Hezekiah B. Billings, Sr.
 
186 In 1918, Hezekiah Billings, like many young black men, worked for Tennessee Coal and Rail Road. (T.C.R.R.). He married Annie May at a very young age and they divorced shortly after WWI. Hezekiah returned to Mississii after the War and met Katie Keyes, a private cook. Katie became pregnant and died at childbirth delivering Rosa Bertha Billings. Hezekiah with the help of his sister Bertha tried to take care of Rosa as an infant. Hezekiah's parents offered to take Rosa in and raise her while Hezekiah worked the Railroad. Hezekiah later meet Mamie Dell in Tennessee. Hezekiah worked many odd jobs after leaving the Railroad and by the 1940's, he was working for the "GoldSmith Smelting Company".
 
Hezekiah Edward Billings
 
187 Last Address:

4003 Park Blvd #BI
Oakland, CA 94602

Best guess. Matches death records.

Birthdate is the same year as our John for 1922. 
John Billings
 
188 Social Security Death Index
about John Billings
Name: John Billings
SSN: 428-18-0979
Last Residence: 94604 Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
Born: 7 Jul 1922
Died: 13 Jan 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: Mississii 
John Billings
 
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192 Brother of Charles Franklin Billings and Robert Billings Levi Billings
 
193 In Hez's own hand (Bureau of Pensions Record). 1912 Levi Billings
 
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196 Odelia C. Billings is considered the matriarch of the Billings descendants.

As a young woman, Odelia worked for The American Red Cross during World War II.

Odelia had a wonderful business mind and later became a successful real estate investor and developer.

She was known as kind and generous. She helped raise her brother's children and she adopted her neice's (Virginia) child and named him Jason McLemore II.

Odelia loved to play cards with her sisters Elsie, Marie and Virgie and spend time at the summer home they built in Michigan.

Odelia was the last of the Charles Billings kids and the last to leave us.

Some documents have displayed her married name as McLamore. But her Obituary states, McLemore.

Algernon C. Finley Sr recalls that Odelia had two small dogs, a Poodle and a Boxer. Both animals were spoiled beyond belief. The Poodle claimed the front passenger side of Odelia's car and would growl, bark and whine if someone took his place. The Boxer would jump up and snap at house guests. 
Odelia C. Billings
 
197 In Hez's own hand (Bureau of Pensions) he states that this is Robert's birth date. Robert Billings
 
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199 The 1930 Census reports that Rosa B. Billings is the daughter of Charles Franklin Billings. In fact, at about 16 years of age, Rosa was broken hearted to discover that she wasn't the daughter of Rosena Dorothy and Charles. Katie Keyes is her real mother who died from complications from Tuberculosis abt a year after Rosa's birth.

Hezekiah was married to Annie M. according to the 1920 census. The death certificate for Katie Billing Keyes, reports that they were married as well. Rosa B. was born 6 months later to a Katie Keyes with Hez as the father. Shortly after, Hezekiah moves, with child, to live with Bertha in Memphis, Tennesse.

There Hez found a woman to care for the child while he went to work (construction). However, this woman seemed more interested in gambling than Rosa's needs. Seeing this, while Hezekiah was at work, Bertha took Rosa to Mississippi, where Rosa D. raised her as her own.

HER HAND: As a child, she was involved in an accident when Rosa D, left a needle out protruding in such a way that it pierced Rosa's hand when she fell upon it. The needle embedded itself and wouldn't come out. Rosa's wound became infected and physicians wanted to cut her hand off to stop the infection. Hezekiah intervened and bought some salve to draw out the infection, to everyone's surprise it worked. The infection was halted and the needle was drawn out, but Rosa's nerves were permanently damaged.

LIFE: Rosa was a hard working mother that did whatever she could to take care of her children. She was a struggling mother much of her life. Her first children were born in the early 1940's. Cynthia and Algernon Day matured quickly and learned to be self-sufficient as their mother had to work at various times throughout the day and evening to put food in their stomachs.

After she divorced Algernon Day Sr, Rosa later had Eleanor Antone. The product of a union with a man from Cuba, a Mr. Castro.

Rosa, who is named after her great maternal mother Rosena Gaylor, married multiple times throughout her life. Rosa longed for a stable family but unfortunately, stability wasn't something she was able to see very often.

It's believed that Rosa meet Anthony Finley Sr who was in the Navy around 1944. Anthony got stationed in California and so Rosa reluctantly followed. Anthony stayed out at sea for very long periods and Rosa eventually fell in love with another sailor, Raymond Penn. Their union produced Virginia Olivia Penn, b. May 28, 1946. Oral tradition states that Raymond later died at sea.

Anthony returned from duty and exited the Navy and moved the family back to Chicago. Rosa and the children weren't very happy, but Rosa was growing tired of moving and stayed. Their union produced Anthony Jr and Kathleen Finley. During this time, she decided to give all of her children the surname of Finley. Facing her and her children's unhappiness, Rosa left Anthony but did not officially divorce him until 1960.

In 1952 Rosa met Dr. Ali Meisha Leiboubey. An immigrant from the British Guyanese Islands. Family remembers remembered that he was a very nice guy who did things for the family that he really didn't have to do. Unfortunately, due to pressure from the government he was forced back home and was unable to practice medicine in the US any longer. Their union produced, Ali Meisha Leiboubey Jr, now Finley.

In Dec 1963, Rosa was involved in a fatal car crash on an icy winter evening involving an incorrectly placed fire hydrant. She was the passenger. The driver survived. It's currently a mystery who the driver was and why she was in the vehicle with him. The night she left she informed family she was "going to the store again".

She left this world all too early. She never got to see the brilliant men and women that she brought into this world and all that they became... thanks to her. 
Rosa Bertha Billings
 
200 Henrietta Brady later married a "Brown" after Ed died. She moved in with Florence Brady. Henrietta Brady
 
201 Lizzie, in April 1910, worked for the Gridon Family as a "Servant". She stoed working for them one month later according to the May 1910 Census. Refer to 1910 Census Lizzie Brady. http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/1910_census_lizzie_brady.jpg Lizzie Brady
 
202 An early Census calls Odelia, Cordelia. However, an obituary for Emmett Gaylor says it's Odelia. Many of Odelia's children named their children derivatives of Odelia. Odelia Brady
 
203 In his own handwriting on the 1918 WWI Draft. Spotical write and signed his own name as, Spotical. I think it's Sparticus. He also spelled his mother's name incorrectly as Mossura. Other variations seen: Spottiford and Sparticle. Spotical (Sparticus) Brassel
 
204 Census also shows, Brassell as Brazel as well in some years. It's sad that Leola's Father Died before she even get a chance to know him. We suspect Leola's father was Bob Day. He died before 1910 according to one 1910 census. Dora Brassell
 
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209 August left us suddenly when he courageously attempted to stop a fight. He was truck in the head by a bat and later succumbed to his injuries. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him. August Carter
 
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213 According to my mother, her mother, Willie Anna said she moved from Crowley, LA to live with various relatives for about 15 or so years. She believed she was the black sheep of the family and wasn't treated very well by Josephine. Rumor has it that she may have gotten pregnant but lost the baby. She primarily did cleaning for private families and families she lived with most of her life.

Tired of feeling that her life was going no where, she decided it was time for a change. She wanted to prove to herself and family that she could be a wonderful, productive person. Willie Anna moved to Kansas City, Missouri to attend Medical School in 1930... she later left and went to Nashville to go to Medical school there. She later met Professor Thomas A. LaSaine Jr while she was attending MeHarry Medical as a student. They married and produced Mary F. LaSaine. She later became Head Nurse at Meharry Medical, proving that she could be someone special and important. - R. Finley Sr. 08-12-2007 
Willie Anna Chatman
 
214 Birthdate was already known via the family however:
the 1920 census data of Crowley Louisian confirms it.

Census Data for 1920 in Crowley City, Acadia County, Louisiana states that Willie Anna was 9 when census was taken. Which matches her known D.O.B. perfectly. This census also confirms that there were other missing family members from the Obituary for Willie Anna. They are now all added to the tree.

http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page2.jpg 
Willie Anna Chatman
 
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218 Maiden name was reported as Colds on a marriage register for 1885. - R. Finley Sr. - 07-02-2008 Bettie Cole
 
219 Jeanette Coleman was adopted by the LeBlanc Family. On her death record, her biological father is listed as Albert Coleman. The 1900 and 1920 census confirms as Frozine reports that she has no children. Jeanette Coleman LeBlanc
 
220 The Erie Public Library Published Lyman's death, Nov 12, 1995.
http://www.erielibrary.org/obits951.html



But the actual obituary says he died Nov 9th, 1995. 
Lyman Excell Collier, Sr.
 
221 Mamie was never a Dismukes by name, but by blood. Her grandmom married a Dismukes. Lucy Ann (her mother) married a Collier, Mamie was born, Mamie Dell Collier! Then, Lucy Ann married Joseph Harrison.

Mamie, went on to marry Hezekiah Billings and then later Marvin Reed. This explains where the Collier name came from! She was born a Collier and refused to give her children the Reed name.

It's believed that Mamie may have took care of Rosa Bertha Billings for a while Rosa was an infant living in Tennessee with her father Hezekiah. 
Mamie Dell Collier
 
222 Drowned at Sea. Was in the Navy. Ronald Collier
 
223 paopilot@centurytel.net Boyd Collins
 
224 The Jury is still out on this line so don't take it as fact.

Thomas Day reported on his wife's Death Certificate that her parents were from Union Springs, Bullock County. It's possible that George may have been sold and worked in Bullock but was not born there. Or, Daniel was mistaken. Daniel Day, Thomas Day's son, reported that his great-grandmother was white. There is a white Collins named Adaline that possibly had a Mulatto child according to the Broken Arrow, St. Clair, Alabama 1860 census. Gertrude is from Springville which is a city in St. Clair County, Alabama. I suspect that Sweetie is this child. I am currently working off this lead but I am also researching a George and Sookie Collins out of Bullock County. By the 1880's they already moved to Macon County Alabama and had a number of children but Gertrude was not among them.

UPDATE: I suspect that George may have been Green Collins first son with another woman. It just seems strange that Green and Caroline would wait 10 years before having many of their other children.

Currently, the Adaline Collins hypothesis is the strongest but we still are very much in the dark. If the S. Collins we see on the 1870 census is Sweetie, we have a match, but it would also seem that Sweetie had Gertie with her half-brother George. - R. Finley Sr, 01/2009 
George Collins
 
225 We aren't certain on this line. There are only 4 lines of evidence to go on that this may be the Collins were are looking for.

1.) Family is "Collins" with a George at the right age.
2.) Adaline is white on the census, just as Daniel Day stated.
3.) Where they lived borders Springville, AL. Where Gertrude Ford was born.
4.) The children are all Mulatto.
5.) Family Rumor is that Gertrude has some Indian in her.

Evidence against:

1.) The family is not in Bullock as Thomas Day reported on his wife's (Gertrude's) Death Certificate.

It's possible George Collins, worked in Bullock for a while. It's still a mystery as far as who Gertrude Ford's mother is. One idea is that George married his sister. The "S" that we find on the census for 1870. However, we simply do not know this at this time. This may explain however why Gertrude ended up with the last name Ford as she may have been raised by another family... and why Collins is also Sweetie's last name on the Death Certificate. Could Thomas have been telling us something?

Further research is needed. - RVF 
Jeremiah Clements Collins
 
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227 He has a daughter by the name of Francina Oees? Frank E. Colonel, Jr.
 
228 Frank Colonel Sr was a Barber that had a shop off Cannon Street.  Frank S. Colonel, Sr.
 
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230 r.colonel.15701@ttc.mailcruiser.com Rosalyn Colonel
 
231 Rosalyn's adoptive father was Jerome Campbell. Rosalyn Colonel
 
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242 Algie's Brother, LTC. Daniel Day, managed to have him placed in a military hospital, The Great Lakes Hospital in his later moments. During his final days, Odelia C. Billings, aunt of his first wife, Rosa, brought Algie Day to her house where he died. He left us after a long hard fight with Tuberculosis. Algernon Carlton Day
 
243 Daniel Edgar Day was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1913. Dan moved with his brother Alger to Chicago, Illinois in 1923. In 1926 Dan worked his way into the offices of The Chicago Defender. He impressed Robert S. Abbott. The owner of Robert S. Abbott Publishing Company. He was taken under the wing of Mr. Leslie M. Rogers, the staff artist for The Chicago Defender. There, Daniel Day became an arentice cartoonist and was known as the "World's Youngest Cartoonist". In 1928, while learning the ropes there, Robert S. Abbott decided to pay Dan's full tuition to the Art Institute of Chicago. Young master Day did a lot of spot drawings and comics for the children's page called the Billiken (as in Bud Billiken--- the big children's parade held every year in Chicago around August.) Illustrations by Dan Day can be found in Defenders up until late 1930s where he drew a few of the Defender's flagship comic strip, Bungleton Green.

He also illustrated a single panel comic titled "Old Dan the Numbers Man" which gave tips on numbers to play in the "policy" and a comic called "The Softest Job in the World," (for instance, measuring hula girls for grass skirts is a soft job!)

Dan attended Crane Junior College from 1932-1933.

He moved up to Assistant Editor by 1936. He eventually joined the Army National Guard in 1938. He later joined the Regular Army in 1941.

While working for the Federal Bureau of Public Relations in 1942, he furthered his education. He graduated from American University in 1946. He was assigned to Japan in 1946 working for Headquarters, 8th Army. He returned to the States to attend Airborne School at Fort Bragg, NC. In 1952, Daniel was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and served in Korea from 1952 to 1953. He worked in Japan again from 1952 to 1953 working as a Procurement Officer.

LTC. Daniel E. Day later became Professor of Military Science at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee 1955 to 1961.

After retirement in 1961, Dan worked for Washington Correspondent National News Paper Publishers Association from 1961-66.

He later worked for the government in various capacities: USDA 1966, Housing Development (as Deputy Director) 68-70 and had many Press affiliations.

-- Biography Editors, Tim Jackson and Reginald Vaughn Finley Sr. (Apr 2009) 
Daniel Edgar Day
 
244 Recent DNA testing shows that in General our people originated from the Cameroon region; however, our DNA more closely matches people currently living in Maputo, Mozambique. Might be close cousins there originating from the same line that David Day descends. David? Day
 
245 Granddaughter of Charles Brassel... a Dora Brassel has one child but widowed. Sounds like there is another Day family near Mount Meigs. Old Elam. Leola Day
 
246 Cousin Linda Summers says she remembers that Thomas Robert Day "Uncle Bob" and Louisiana were very close. She remembers that they loved to play cards and drink Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. -- Reggie V. Finley Sr - 02-25-2008 Louisiana Day
 
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248 Richard Day Jr worked at the Mount Miegs, County Cook Station, Railroad. By the 1930's he returned to farming.  Richard Day, Jr.
 
249 Richard Day Sr. is the grandfather of Algernon and Daniel Edgar Day. Cynthia (Day) Finley provided the picture of Richard Day you see here. She was informed by Daniel E. Day that Richard Sr worked the railroad. Richard's aarent age and building construction dates this pic possibly to around 1908 or so. Richard Day Sr lists his occupation as Farmer on all Censuses. His son, Richard Jr also worked the railroad according to the 1910 census. It's possible they both worked the railroad but for only a short time.

Cook Station no longer exists as it was bought by the Dozier Family in 1937. The Doziers own the land now and run a "Cook Station Grill and Grocery" and "The Pit Stop" gas station on the corner of Wares and Cook Station Rd. The number is (334) 277-3277).

The major export from Cook Station was lumber until World War II, then they started hauling gravel. "Cook Station hauled lumber and gravel all the way to Atlanta, GA." Mr. Dozier states that they moved the actual station and they now use it as a house on his property. We have old and recent photos of this house.

Arthur Harris, a descendant of Richard Day's brother, Thomas Day, remembers "Uncle Dick" and his daughter Henrietta. Arthur, recalls that many of Uncle Dick's children moved to Birmingham and that Rachael died before Uncle Dick.

Arthur reports that he remembers Uncle Dick getting ill and his family coming down to take him to Birmingham. He died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Jun 22, 1946.
 
Richard Day, Sr
 
250 http://www.washingtoncemetery.com Thomas Robert Day
 
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254 1880 census shows Green and Lucy together. Green was 23 and Lucy 19. Census: Beat 5, Noxubee, Mississii Green Dismukes
 
255 Described by Raleigh Bellard as a huge "burly" black man. John was conceived when George Sr and Mamma Josephine seperated. George and Josephine never got back together. George died away from his family home due to illness. Adam Domain
 
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257 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1375987360 Yvette Camille Dulaney
 
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265 This child disaears from the 1880 census. He may have died. Moses Ferguson
 
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269 Was reported by Richard Jr that Sr's ancestry was Indian in nature as he descends from a tribe of North Carolina Indians. Richard Fields, Sr.
 
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276 In her family Bible, Rosa Bertha Billings Finley mentions an uncle Morgan of Morgan's Farm in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Lo' and behold on the 1930 census we find a Harriel Morgan listed as Lottie Finley's Mom. Uncle Morgan was Lottie's brother or uncle.
 
Anthony Finley, Sr.
 
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282 Daniel took his own life by overdosing on antidepressant medication. He left behind no children. Daniel Thomas Finley
 
283 Daniel was a boy genius. He was one of a few young black men to be granted a full scholarship to Emory University. Daniel Thomas Finley
 
284 Danny was Cremated Daniel Thomas Finley
 
285 FACTOID: It was well known that Danny could kick anyone's butt in Scrabble. Daniel Thomas Finley
 
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288 Kathleen left us at a very young age due to complications with lung cancer. Kathleen AnnMarie Finley
 
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297 The first child of Lottie and Wilson was Wilson Jr. But he died at only 2 years of age due to complications with Influenza. Wilson Finley
 
298 Social Security Death records Match up but we need more information. I'll have to look at the Census for Los Angeles, CA. As this is the last City and State of residence provided by Rose B. Day Finley.
http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
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R. Finley Sr. 
Wilson Finn Finley, Sr.
 
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300 Name: Christine Flowers Senter
Service Info.: MM2 US NAVY
Birth Date: 10 Jul 1923
Death Date: 13 May 1999
Relation: Wife of Senter, Gilbert W Jr
Cemetery: Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cem.
Cemetery Address: 7931 McCrory Lane Nashville, TN 37221
Buried At: Section Jj Site 10.12 
Christine Queen Flowers
 
301 Name: Christine Q Flowers
Date of Birth: 10 Jul 1922
County: Christian
Mother's Name: Victoria Smith
Volume Number: 055
Certificate Number: 27298
Volume Year: 1943 
Christine Queen Flowers
 
302 A contact that has some information about Crosby's descendants is Carolyn Harris. Her mother is Mary Ford. Number: (301)972-5134. Email: froglegg2c@netscape.net

Address:
12107 Panthers Ridge Dr
Germantown, Maryland 20876
USA 
Crosby Ford
 
303 A 1919 Death Certificate states that Gertrude Ford was born to George Collins and "Sweetie" Collins out of Union Springs, Alabama. Gertrude died in Jefferson County from complications with Tuberculosis. She was buried in Montgomery. This revelation has conjured new mysteries that I am trying to resolve. Gertrude Ford
 
304 Some Oral Tradition states that Mary may have been born in 1925. Mary Lee Ford
 
305 A contact that has some information and other contacts about this family is Thomas Loveless. His number is: (513)470-9161. Email is: tloveles13@juno.com Tucker Lucas Ford
 
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307 According to the mtdna results on Reginald V. Finley Sr. Josephine Johnson's ancestors were Euro-Native American. We are designated in the X Haplogroup, which is found in some Europeans and mostly among Northern North Americans. According to genetic evidence, it aears that early man came in 5 groups. 4 came from the Bering Straight from Siberia anywhere from 50K to 35K years ago. It's believed that the 5th group, the European X haplogroup came across as well, either across Asia or along icesheets connecting europe and America during the last ice age.

The X Haplotype is not found in the main 4 groups. Somehow, early Europeans entered America around 50 to 35k years ago. They lived mostly in the north but some went south and mixed with other indigenous Siberian travelers. This explains the low frequency of X among many Southern and Western Native American groups.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_X_(mtDNA)
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1180497
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9837837
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1226041

This recent link counters the X haplogroup origins hypotheses: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B8JDD-4RY1NS0-3&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=b10b16b8048e0920cce7884ceecf3bf5

MTDNA Markers for Josephine's Ancestors:
HVR-1 | HVR-2
C16172 | G73
C16189 | T150
T16223 | C195
T16320 | G263
T16353 | C315.1
T16400 |
C16519 | 
Josette Phillipe Gamor
 
308 Anias found on the 1900 Census just above his brother-in-law Green Dismukes.

 
Amos Garner
 
309 Social Security Death Index Says:
Aug 1962 as date of death. 
Adolph Gary, Sr
 
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313 Lot was registered as a Draftee during World War I. - R. Finley Sr - 08-22-2007

 
Lott Gary
 
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316 Reliable Funeral Home
5838 West Division, Division and Menard 
Reginald E. Gary, Sr
 
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325 Phone: (425)747-5120
Bellevue, Washington
Email: Lgaylor@aol.com 
Lee Andrew Gaylor
 
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327 Birth: Charles' and Rosa's birth dates fluctuate on each census. According to the 1880 Census, Rosa was probably born in 1873. Interestingly, Rosa and Charles aear to be between 4 and 5 years apart on each census even though the actual birth years keep changing. Rosena Dorothy Gaylor
 
328 Rosena is remembered as beautiful, very light skinned with long dark wavy hair. Rosena Dorothy Gaylor
 
329 Samuel Jr. died young. He drowned in a pond not too far from Gaylor Rd and Sedgefield. Samuel Gaylor, Jr.
 
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334 Other names mentioned in the census are, Lula, Lou, Lucinda and Luzenia. The earliest is Luzenia. Lula Glover
 
335 Pete Glover is a cousin of Bertha Day. Pete Glover
 
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354 Some records show Mamie's Birth as early as the year 1887. Mamie Zulene Griffin
 
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361 Last Reported living in Eastern Shore, Maryland Essie Mae Harris
 
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379 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=sgm&id=1427359412 Ray Anthony Inge
 
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383 Oscar was adopted by the Mitchell family. We don't know who his biological father was. Oscar Ivery
 
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389 Also seen as Alida. Alida J. Johnson
 
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391 We aren't 100% certain. But as Eliza shares Obadiah's surname, and her age, that this is probably Obie's mother. - R. Finley Sr. Eliza Johnson
 
392 The proper spelling is Obadiah but Obediah is used just as frequently. His name could have been spelled either way. We won't be sure until we find his grave. - R. Finley Sr. Obadiah Johnson
 
393 According to documents in hand. Prosper Johnson sent in a letter to Acadia Parish, Crowley LA court and offered his blessing for his daughter, Josephine Johnson, to marry George Chatman. Witnesses were Leon S. Hass and A.J. Littell. The census record shows that these men were white. There are rumors that George could pass for white and that Josephine was pretty light herself. - RVF.Sr 04-22-2009 Prosper Johnson
 
394 Prospere Warr may have been his original name:
http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=4654&iid=T288_498-0102&fn=&ln=Prospere+Johnson%3b+Prospere+Warr&st=r&ssrc=&pid=1590285

There are a number Prosper Johnsons. We are listing them all here and any clues we have for future research. - RVF, Sr. 2009

Another Prospere Warr reference:
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&gsfn=prospere&gsln=warr&sx=&f9=&f13=&f6=&f10Day=&f10Month=&f10Year=&gskw=&prox=1&f10=++&db=hdssoldiers&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&pcat=39&fh=0&h=6798806&recoff=1+2 
Prosper Johnson
 
395 Research Notes: We aren't certain of this line yet. We are tracking who we suspect is Prosper throughout the census records. Once we are certain, we will add the census data for permanent storage. For now, just links until we confirm. We do know that Josephine Johnson's father is a Prosper Johnson.

Prosper in 1870, aears single.. though he could be married to an older Martha Johnson, or, she could be his mother.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=32814022

Prosper in 1880, married to Lucy Benton and is a Carriage Driver
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=40224532

In the 1900's we find a Prosper Johnson of the right age married to a Clara Williams.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&indiv=try&h=19813507

In 1910, Prosper is still married to Clara. Clara reports that she had 2 children but they are no longer living. Prosper says that Clara is his second marriage and that he works at the Levee.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=9713334

In 1920, Prosper is widowed and living alone. He's cooking for a Private Family.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&indiv=try&h=25029151
 
Prosper Johnson
 
396 I am not certain whether Savier is Savior. In 1880 Savier is recorded as being a girl.. but a few years later.. is getting married as a guy. Savior was probably cute as a button. Savior J. Johnson
 
397 The birthplace of Mr. Johnson is confusing. It looks like Alabama or Massachusetts on the 1880 census. Unknown Johnson
 
398 The death certificate of her daughter Annie states that her Mother's name was Martha Vinson and that she was from Brunswick Co, VA. This contradicts census data and other death records.

On Mable's (DC), George (her husband) believed that Martha's middle name was Valentine.

A marriage document reveals that Martha is possibly a Jones. Perhaps Martha Vinson Jones? - R. Finley Sr - 07-02-2008 
Martha Vinson Jones
 
399 Last Address Reported: 904 Druid St #C, Dublin, Georgia  Mary Jones
 
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402 http://www.zioncemeteryproject.org/grave.php?id=29566 Katie Keyes
 
403 Oral traditional states that Katie Keyes died of complications during childbirth. It appears that this is incorrect. She died from Tuberculosis. https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/M1W7-9PF/p1 Katie Keyes
 
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408 Herman B. Lasaine is the son of Thomas and Mary Alice Lasaine. In the 1940's, he attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN.

Just like his father, Herman was a Mason. Upon his death, his wife handed over 2 rings (one for 32nd Degree Mason) and also a Masonic tie pin to John Thomas LaSaine Sr.

Historical Documents were discovered about Herman at the Avery Research Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
http://www.cofc.edu/avery/collections.htm#L
66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-7609

Reginald Finley has copies of these documents as of: 09/24/2007. Yellow folder. 
Herman B. LaSaine
 
409 John LaSaine Sr was a World War II Navy Vet, an accomplished engineer and a successful building contractor in the Washington, D.C. Area. John Thomas LaSaine, Sr.
 
410 John Thomas LaSaine Sr. was adopted by Mary Alice LaSaine. For reasons unknown at this time, Mary Alice took on two of her sister's kids, John Thomas and Margie Wright. Her sister's name is Thelma Person.. who had two children with M. Vernard Wright. John Thomas LaSaine, Sr.
 
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412 Died from complications due to smoke inhalation during a fire @ 16 Krackie Street in Charleston,NC. Local stories assert that she was actually instrumental in helping get her brother (John Thomas) out of the house but smoke inhalation overtook her and she never recovered. - R. Finley Sr. - 09-02-2007
 
Marjorie W. Lasaine
 
413 Phone: (404)696-0400
Email: lasaine@bellsouth.net

Address:
4585 Danforth Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331

 
Mary Frances Lasaine
 
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415 Thomas LaSaine's daughter-in-law, Viola LaSaine, reports on her husbands death certificate that Thomas Lasaine Sr's father was also a "Thomas Lasaine" and that his mother's name was Matilda Jones. If true, Dr. Thomas Lasaine is really a 3rd. Thomas LaSaine
 
416 According to Hazel Stewart Murray, she has fond memories of Thomas coming over to Fisk University to play bridge. He was an exceptional player and even competed in tournaments. Thomas Alonzo LaSaine, Jr.
 
417 Mr. Herman D. Singleton, a local resident still living on Kracke Street, remembers distinctly that Thomas LaSaine was a Mason. They attended the same lodge.

Lodge Address:
1393 White Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29407 
Thomas Alonzo LaSaine, Sr.
 
418 Thomas Lasaine was a Master carpenter and Mason. During the depression, Thomas Lasaine managed to prosper while many other businesses failed. This brought him relative wealth within the community. However, by the end of his eventful and interesting life, there was no wealth to be divided up by the family. Thomas Alonzo LaSaine, Sr.
 
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420 Interesting story behind this one. Aarently, my family was rich at one time. Thomas Alonzo LaSaine Sr, aarently was a poor Carpenter. He learned how to repair homes just to live. Sometimes he'd find a dilapidated, abandoned home and repair it. Eventually, people would ask him how much to sell his creations. He became a millionaire fixing and selling property. When Mary Alice LaSaine died. He remarried an Unknown Lasaine who later took his inheritance when he died. Courts battles went on for years between the LaSaine children and her, but to no avail. All the children knew the intent of his will, but the courts saw it differently. As far as we know, the were already very old at the time and produced no children. - As recalled via memory from what Mary F. LaSaine Finley told Reginald V. Finley, Sr. Unknown Lasaine
 
421 Born in the British Guyanas (Guianas). Ali Meisha Leiboubey, Sr.
 
422 Research log, tracking down the Leiboubey Name and searching for siblings.

Typing in Leiboubey directly revealed this name. The only direct match in the census as of 09-08-2007. Transcribers indeed had their work cut out for them.. as well as myself. More updates will be posted as research continues. Earnie, may have been Ali Sr's first wife.

Name: Earnie L Leiboubey
Social Security #: 353189205
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1916
Birthplace: Arkansas
Death Date: 3 Nov 1964
Death Place: San Joaquin
Mother's Maiden Name: McGhee 
Ali Meisha Leiboubey, Sr.
 
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440 Aears on the 1880 census. Currently, is a mystery. Perhaps, Pheobe's son from a prior relationship? - R. Finley Sr. - 08-11-2007
 
John Mabry
 
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447 Found them on the 1880 Census. - RVF, Sr. - 09-07-2007

 
Rebecca Martin
 
448 Died in childbirth while trying to deliver twins. The Twins didn't make it either. :( Verlena Martin
 
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451 Changed Wheat surname to Mays. Daniel Mays
 
452 Was stillborn Grandison William McLemore, Jr.
 
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460 You find Roberta and Walter on the 1930 Census at Olivia's House. RVF - 08-30-2007

 
Walter Mitchell
 
461 Social Security Death Index:

Name: Lottie Finley
SSN: 354-20-7811
Last Residence: 60653 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Born: 29 Feb 1895
Died: May 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 ) 
Charlotte Morgan
 
462 I'm not too sure about the birth and death dates of Morgan Finley. Rosa Billings mentions him in the Family Bible. Claims he was living in Benton, Harbor Michigan. In a place called Morgan's Farm. I pulled the birth and death info from: Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996 from Ancestry.com. The only record at all of a Morgan Finley. Might not be him.. but we'll keep searching. - R. Finley Sr. Unknown Morgan
 
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466 As told to me by Sharon Nickerson. "I don't have a lot on William's father William... but I heard he was killed in a brawl when Monte and William jr. were very young. I am not able to find his burial place." William Nickerson
 
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469 Changed his name from Charley Pickens Andrew Patterson to just Pickens Andrew Patterson. - R. Finley Sr, August 09'. Charley Pickens Andrew Patterson, Sr.
 
470 Was born Charles Pickens Andrew Patterson. Charley Pickens Andrew Patterson, Sr.
 
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473 Samuel was a graduate of Atlanta University and is listed in the 1870 Census as a school teacher in Oglethorpe , GA. His wife also was a teacher and graduated from Scotia Seminary, a Presbyterian school in Concord, NC. According to oral history, Samuel Sr. was Clerk of Court in Laurens Co., SC during Reconstruction and was driven out by the Carpetbaggers. He fled to St. Louis, MO to avoid being jailed or lynched. His wife and two sons joined him when my grandfather, Samuel J., Jr. was about three months old. His wife died prior to the 1880 Census, where he is listed as a widower with two sons, Charles A., age 4, and S(amuel) J(esse), Jr., age 3. Samuel Jr and his brother were sent back to Laurens, SC to their maternal grandparents who raised them.

Samuel, subsequently married Lourinda/Lucinda North on Dec.29,1882, who had two children Vanilla/Veninta and William E. North. Her parents were William E. and Lourinda North, both free mulattos from Laurens Co., SC. Samuel and Lourinda had Marie, Arthur, Alama and Toussaint. - As told by Olga Taylor, July 2009 - oloutay@bellsouth.net 
Samuel Jesse Patterson, Sr.
 
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476 I Believe he was in the Navy in California when we lived in near a naval base. - C.A.Finley Raymond Penn
 
477 It was said that Raymond died at sea 30 years earlier. We need to get more information. This may not be him. However, this Raymond Penn was from Ventura, California. A Navy base is in Ventura and Raymond was in the Navy. Once confirmed or dismissed, we shall update.

Records pulled from the social security death index.
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R. Finley, Sr. 
Raymond Penn
 
478 Obtained an Associates Degree in Roosevelt, Chicago.??
SSN: 381-66-9474 
Virginia Olivia Penn
 
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480 Was committed to the State Asylum in Goldsboro, NC.
Died from Complications related to Pellegra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra 
Charlotte Person
 
481 Delilah may have married a Person, at this point we are unsure. For now, she is listed as William's sister.  Delilah Person
 
482 According to a 1930 Census. Early Person moved to Washington, DC and was working for the US Govt as a Laborer. Early Person
 
483 George Person was last seen on a World War II Draft Registration Card. It listed George as living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Person
 
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485 Death certificate spells it Kiturah, while census data and birth records show Keturah. Which is more inline which the Biblical character. - R. Finley Sr 06-10-2008 Keturah K. Person
 
486 Much like Kits sister Mary Alice. Kit was also an educator. Kit was a school teacher according to her Death Record. Keturah K. Person
 
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494 * Mentioned on Wikipedia.com

* Mary Alice Lasaine was born to be an educator. At a very young age she saw the value in educating others. The 1900 census reports that she was teaching at the young age of 17. Her first professional teaching position was at Penn School on St. Helena Island in Beaufort, South Carolina. St. Helena is the center of African-American Gullah culture and language.

After a few years at Penn she was offered the position of supervisor of Gloucester County Schools in Virginia. It is believed that she meet Thomas LaSaine Sr during this period.

They married and she moved back to Weldon, NC were she began teaching at Roanoke Rapids which neighbors her hometown.

Soon after, Thomas Jr and Herman were born and the LaSaines moved to Charleston, South Carolina were Mary took on a teaching position at Shaw School. A law was soon passed that married couples couldn't teach so Mary Alice relinquished her work at Shaw and shortly after was aointed the First Superintendent of South Carolina Negro Schools.

Murray-LaSaine Elementary School was named after herself and her neighbor and friend Albertha Johnston Murray who was an educator in Charleston at the time.
http://murraylasaine.ccsdschools.com/home.aspx

Under her leadership, great improvements occurred within South Carolina's black schools. The county district was reorganized, schools were consolidated and transportation facilities were created to transport children to and from school.

Dr. Mary Alice LaSaine later received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from Allen University.

Dr. Mary Alice Lasaine died in 1957 and was buried in Morris Brown Cemetery on the corner of Huguenin Ave & Algonquin Rd in Myers, South Carolina, north of Charleston.

Her headstone reads, "THE END AND THE REWARD OF TOIL IS REST".

- Reginald Vaughn Finley Sr - 09-23-2007 
Mary Alice Person
 
495 According to living folks that still live in the Krackie Street neighborhood. Mary Alice had 2 best friends: Emilie Albertha and Mildred Brown. Mary Alice Person
 
496 Mary Alice LaSaine mentioned in Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark.  Mary Alice Person
 
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501 Thelma died due to complications onset by Tuberculosis. She was only 25. Thelma Lee Person
 
502 Thomas Jefferson Person was born into slavery in 1852 near Northampton, North Carolina. He was the son of Sterling Person and Olive Ellis. A white Thomas J. Person and Daniel Ellis owned slaves in Northampton according to the 1850 and 1860 Slave Census. Thomas married Martha Vinson in 1881. This was Thomas' second marriage according to the 1910 census. Thomas was a Brick Mason and reports that he and his parents are from North Carolina. Still today, there are a large number of Person families Northampton and surrounding areas. Many of these Persons are probably related.
 
Thomas Jefferson Person
 
503 It is possible that a William M. Person (b.1831) out of Garysburg, North Carolina is Sterling's brother. We are still researching this possibility. If so, this opens an entire new line of Person cousins. Many are still living in Garysburg today. Unknown Person
 
504 The 1870 Census in Garysburg, which is walking distance from Weldon, mentions this Person family. Posted for posterity. All report parents are from North carolina.

- Ellen Person, 50 House Keeper
- Lewis Person, 26 Farm Laborer
- Sarah Person, 18 "" ""
- Gay Ray Person, 40 "" ""
- Jane Person, 23 "" "" 
Unknown Daddy Person
 
505 A new Person Family Discovered is the same region. Garysburg, NC. Garysburg is only about a mile away from Weldon. I have a hunch that the Weldon Persons and Garysburg Persons are related. One reason is that Leroy Person, who was found on the 1930 census in Weldon, lived in Garysburg at most until the 80's. Garysburg is walking distance.

The 1930 Census also lists a John Q,or John T Person. Family names copied below for quick and easy reference:

- Willie L Person, 38 - Possibly Martha's son?

- Naomi Person, 30
- Hortense Person, 11
- John Q (T) Person, 8 - Interesting to note that this John is close to same age as the other John T. in the Weldon Census taken just 5 days earlier. Probably just coincidental, but noted anyway.
- Phyllis W Person, 6
- Ethel Nyche, 20 - Servant

 
Unknown Daddy Person
 
506 In conducting my Person research.. I have contacted every single Person Family I could via Ancestry.com's Free Phone directory service. - R. Finley Sr - 07/16/2007 Unknown Daddy Person
 
507 During the Slave Census of 1860, a Gerd or (Good) Thomas J. Person, owned 10 slaves and 12 slave houses. Thomas, was a black man himself. The census was conducted in District 3, Northampton, North Carolina. Unknown Mommy Person
 
508 William Jr. was a public school teacher according to the 1910 Census for Northampton, Occoneechee, NC. William M. Person, Jr.
 
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511 Censuses contradict, from 1899 to 1895 for birth. - RVF,Sr. Doc Randle
 
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515 843-303-3482 Sarah Richardson
 
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522 Cleo had 10 or more children, 30 grandchildren, and 16 great grand children. Info provided by Madlin Senegal, info sulied by his Obituary I'm sure. - R. Finley Sr. Cleo Senegal
 
523 Informed by Madlin Senegal of both birth and death dates. - R. Finley Sr. Cleo Senegal
 
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525 Day of death gathered via the: California Death Index, 1940-1997  Moses Senegal
 
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528 According to the 1900 census data. Lucy Ann and Augustus had different mothers, but the same father. We don't currently know who Lucy Ann's mother was. Lucy Ann Smith
 
529 There is some confusion on where he was born because, in 1870, he said Miss. In 1880 he said Virginia. Thus, Richard, could be related to any of the Smiths living near him as they also report that they are either from VA or MS as well. Richard Smith
 
530 Marriage records say her name is Rone, census says what looks like Graner. We know this is the same person however because the 1920 census shows her sister visiting, a Leona Spears. Rena Spears
 
531 Viola was a clerk at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. They named a church activity after her called the Viola LaSaine Unit.
http://www.emanuelamechurch.org/meetings.html

1057 5th Ave, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-0826
 
Viola C. Stewart
 
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546 1880 Census and 1900 census state Isaac. Ionia Webster states it's Isaiah. The later 1930 Census confirms this. - R. Finley Sr. -8-11-2007

 
Isaiah H. Webster
 
547 It looks like I found Louis Webster on a 1910 Census out of Concordia, Louisiana. He's living with a Elvina Pierce. He placed that his parents are from MS however. I later found a Louis Webster in Baton Rogue that married a Louise, cousin Gatheon Hawkins, and Brother-in-law, James Roaf. Recorded for posterity. Might not be relevant. - R. Finley Sr. 08-11-2007 Louis A. Webster
 
548 Pearl's Birth year is the same as her brother's Pinky. There would be nothing wrong with that except for the fact that the census says they were born 2 months apart. There must be a mistake. - R. Finley Sr. 08-11-2007
 
Pearl Webster
 
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553 Patricia Summers has verified that the Census was wrong. It's Ricardo, not Recarter. Ricardo H. Winston
 
554 Died from complications with Tuberculosis Bessie Woods
 
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556 Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/lovethaeyes Erica Whitney Wright