AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 3
Re: Knights, still stuck
In Response To: Re: Knights, still stuck ()
Hello. Thanks for your suggestions
Q: Have you checked local newspapers to determine if any of the Knight's posted notices that Thomas and his wife escaped?
Q: Do you have timeframe in which they escaped?
Q: Did Thomas serve in the Civil War in a military or civilian capacity?
Q: Was he too young or too old to serve?
Q: If too old, did he have sons who served during the war?
Q: Or, if you know of any of Thomas' male siblings who might have served during the war, they too could have pensions that supply some information.
Q: Have you checked the Freedmen's Bureau records for Mississippi and North Carolina?
Q: Also, since you have placed Thomas at Newt's plantation, what records have you found to support this?
Q: Have you been able to document that Thomas was indeed a resident of Newt's plantation, or do you merely have oral history?
Q: Have you checked probate or estate records to determine who enslaved Thomas or his wife?
Q: Do any of the white Knight family records identify either Thomas or his wife? Is it possible that Newt may have hired them?
Thanks for your help. The original post is fairly old. I had run into so many dead ends with this line of research I decided to put it to rest, at least for now.