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Re: Need help from experienced researchers

Hi Johan!

Have you checked the FamilySearch Pilot site or Ancestry.Com to see if Sallie's desth record is there? It may be transcribed differently than what you have.

Have you gone to the Carroll County Courthouse? I would check deeds and labor contracts to see if she was affiliated with a man or a family that wasn't known previously. This could give some clues on who her father was.

It's possbile that her father was a manwho lived in a totally different area than she did. Alcie could have left the area she was enslaved in or freed from and came to Carroll County. Do we know without a shadow of a doubt that Carroll County is where Alcie was when she conceived Sallie or not?

It may be that he died before the 1870 census and lived to see freedom, just not the census ie. 1865-1869. I have a situation like that on my maternal line. I know my gr gr gr grandmother lived to see freedom, she just didn't make it to the census and didn't die in 1869 so I could find her on the 1870 mortality schedules. This is the same thing for my gr gr grandfather. This is where courthouse research was necessary. I wouldn't have found documentation of either any other way.

Have you checked the mortality schedules in the county during 1870 for all persons of possibility to be Sallie's father?

Hope this helps!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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