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Re: Known By Two Names? - Part 2
In Response To: Known By Two Names? ()

Part 2 - if you understand Part 1 of my long-windedness...then you probably can follow my reasoning? :)

I failed to mention in Part 1 that Giles Bobo's death certificate identified a father - George Bobo - but Eli Bobo's death certificate didn't. Eli's certificate reported "don't know". Eli was mulatto, as well as my gr-gr-grandma, Lue. Lue was born in 1842 in SC, Eli in 1844 in SC, and Giles about 1845 in SC. The rest of Clarissa's children were born after Giles, and Grandma Lue appeared to have been her oldest. Oral history identifies her father as a white man named Elijah Wilbourn, whose son, Sandy, acknowledged their relationship. He was also originally from the same SC area where the Bobos and Boyces had lived before coming to MS. Maybe Elijah was Eli's father as well? That is, if he was Clarissa's son, but his death certificate said "Martha Bobo".

Also, in 1900, George Bobo, born c. 1863, lived right next door to gr-gr-grandma Lue Danner. He and his wife had 13 children and most were named after other Bobo family members. Even two of them were named Edd and Louise (Grandma Lue's real name is Louisa). So, it's obvious that George Bobo is close kin to Grandma Lue, but I don't know if he was her younger brother or a nephew. Even George Bobo named one of his sons Eli Bobo....after Eli Bobo whose reported mother was "Martha Bobo".

I don't really know what the case is, but the puzzle would fit if I knew without a shadow of doubt that Clarissa was also known as Martha or Patsy.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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