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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2

Re: One Who Crossed "The Line"
In Response To: Re: One Who Crossed "The Line" ()


this is the similar situation in my family. I have posted to this site a while back and am still on the case.

I am trying to find information on Sidney Crocker (white) who is the biological father of my grandfather Leslie Knox(Sep-1906-195?deceased) of Greene Co, AL(). Sidney Crocker lived in Greene County, AL. from about 1870 to 1955. We are trying to find proof that he existed and establish the fact we are part of the family.

We believe the family is not aware of their colorful side, that side being us. I have not been able to obtain any information on him. My G-father was able to "walk freely" in AL. People only knew he was Black by his children. My G-father had a twin sister named Bertha Crocker or Knox/Macgifford/Goudy that passed for white. She lived in Preco, AL. I am still searching for information on her as well.

I appreciate any assistance or information on my family members and the different areas I need to look. I have requested a Census lookup, but have not had a response.

My G-father's mother was named (Black) Minnie Chambers-Knox/Burns. Knox was the name of her deceased husband. We don't know if she was a slave or a free person working for Sidney Crocker.

Thank you and what a wonferful resource this website is. Thank you so much.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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