AfriGeneas Brick Wall Forum
No matter how hard I try, wall won't break!
I have been trying to break down a wall to at least get a peak at my past. I am researching my deceased grandmother's family who she knew very little about. According to folktales, her mother died when she was a child and was buried under the surname of the family she worked for btwn 1923 - 1930 because the cementary didn't accept african americans. No one knew the name and her husband I can't find past my grandmother's birth record or 1920 Ohio Census. Any help in guiding me to break a wall will be greatly appreciated. I have joined multiple groups of areas reported to have lived in seeking info and received "NO INFORMATION" reports from inquiries to the States' Vital Records. Below is what I have learned thus far:
Enda B Billings or Billingsly (Williams) b. apprx 1896
***Lived in Ironton, Lawrence Cnty Ohio (poss moved to Detroit)
Edith C Williams b. 3/9/1923 d. 1994
Kenneth J. Williams b. 7/28/1921(20) d. 1975
***Both reported to have been born in Ironton, Ohio.
Edith was my grandmother.
Any info shared or leads to a new path would be greatly appreciated.
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