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Re: Rickman
In Response To: Re: Rickman ()

Sheila,
The surnames of Rickman, Elam & Shaffer with various spellings appear in census records for the west central Ohio county of Darke from the 1850's.

From the 1860 Census this appears to be your Tiletha & her daughter Cora.

Name: Telitha Rickman
Age in 1860: 40
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: German, Darke, Ohio
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Female
Post Office: German
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Parick Ellem 29
Phillis Ellem 34
****Telitha Rickman 40
James Rickman 15
Sallie Rickman 14
Hannah Rickman 13
William Rickman 11
****Cora Rickman 9
Elizabeth Sellinstein 3
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Is this your family in the 1900 Census? Paulding County is two counties north of Darke County on the Ohio/Indiana border. There were significant AA communities in this area and there was a great deal of movement by AA's between the counites in west central Ohio.

Name: Cora Shafer
Home in 1900: Latty, Paulding, Ohio
Age: 45
Birth Date: Jan 1855
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother: number of living children: 9
Mother: How many children: 12
Spouse's name: William Shafer
Marriage Year: 1871
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 29
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William Shafer 55
Cora Shafer 45
Raymon Shafer 19
Junia Shafer 16
George Shafer 14
Jennie Shafer 10
Myrtel Shafer 8
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Sheila wrote"
"Art, I just found this site, do you have any other information on Abner Rickman and Telitha Elam. Places I can look for information on them, they are my gr gr grandparents, their daughter Cora E. Rickman was my great grandmother, she married William R. Shaffer in Darke county Ohio. If you can help me by putting me in the right direction, I would be very grateful. Sheila "

Hope this helps,
Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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