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Re: Dennison Cook in Freedmen's Bureau?

Since I replied to the post last night I found the letter in the Freedmen's Bureau Records on Family Search.

You might want to read the introduction to the records, which will give you a context on the workings of the Freedmen's Bureau in Virginia...and the locations of the offices and the officers who manned those officers.

Lawrenceville VA is in Brunswick County VA and was the location of an Assistant Subassistant Commissioner)

Lt. F. M. Kimball

Lawrenceville, VA
Oct 12, 1867

States that the names of the children of LUCY COOK colored widow of LEWIS COOK deceased are HOLLAND, THOMAS, DENNISON, MATHEW, SALLY all told that 100 dollars were sent to the Savings Bank by Lt. D??? from widow logbook???.Is it possible the Lewis was in the USCT and that the $100 was the balance of his back pay or bounty that was given to his widow following his death. Check for Service Records. Was the Savings Bank the Freedmen's Bank, you should check to see if there is an account.

The deeds and letter provide you with a large number of names, confirming, inferring and confusing relationships. You will have to continue to carefully review each document.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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