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PERCIVAL When Is Time To Move On

Hello:

I have hit a dead end in my research and could use your assistance in helping me identify a crack in the 'wall' or determining when my research has come to an end.

I am trying to locate the parents names and location in Ireland for my ancestor, James Percival. We have been told that our ancestors arrived in Charleston as indentured servants. We were also told that James Percival was the ancestor that arrived from Ireland, however, because of what I've been able to locate on census reports and researching migration patterns/dates from Ireland to the US., I have reason to believe that it was James' parents that arrived from Ireland. You will see this mentioned in the 1880 census report.

I have detailed my search below. Sorry in advance for the length of this post.

1870
Jane Pursavill [James Percival]
Birth Year: abt 1842
Age in 1870: 28
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: Township 13, Montgomery, Alabama
Race: Black

1880
James Percival
Home in 1880: Pine Level, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Missouri
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Missouri
Race: Mu

1900
James Perceville
Home in 1900: Pine Level, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 67
Birth Date: Dec 1832
Birthplace: South Carolina
Race: Black
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina

1910
James Perseville
Age in 1910: 75
Estimated Birth Year: 1835
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1910: Pine Level, Montgomery, Alabama
Race: Mulatto

1920
James Percival
Home in 1920: Pine Level, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 90
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830 [abt 1850]
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Father-in-Law
Father's Birth Place: United States of America
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: Mulatto

Because of my lack of information on the names of James' parents or the location of his parents' birth place in Ireland, has my research in this area, come to an end? On a side note, I am continuing my research to identify the slaveholders for this family.

Any assistance that the Afrigeneas family can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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