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searching for people in 1860-Charleston,Sc

Oral history from grandmother,states she from free people of color in Charleston,S.C. Her mother's name was Julia B.Dunn and her grandmother's name was Caroline Burke. I found Julia Dunn's death certif.July 1928, but on it was mother Anna Jenkins, and father was _____ Lance from France. Informant was my grandmother! So, I found 1870 census with Anna Jenkins with 5 Lance children, including Julia Lance. I also found a death certif. for Caroline Burke in the family cemetary. I found Caroline Burke in 1860 census, living in the same neighborhood as the Anna Jenkins and working in the same trade. But, Caroline,mulatto is married to a Dr. Wm. Long, white pysician, with 2 mulatto babies that are not my julia and her siblings. I am confused as to how to find out more about the Lance children and who their actual parents are? All of these people were living in Charleston County, SC in Ward 4. Oh I tried to find Anna Jenkins and Lance children in 1860 census, but nothing. Tried to find birth certif for Lance children according to census birth yrs, tried to find Anna Jenkins in 1860, but could find this one. Julia used the names of Lance in 1860, age 13, Jenkins on her first marriage to Reuben Perkins, used the name Gourdin on her next marriage and Dunn to her last marriage to Charles Dunn. Also, cannot find any infor for Charles Henry Dunn, other than her death certif, Dec 1909, Charleston, S.C. He was born in Jan 1857.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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