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Re: The first Chicago African Americans
In Response To: Re: The first Chicago African Americans ()
Very interesting ...... Looking at the Carter G. Woodson's " Free Negro Heads of Families -1830" Chicago & Cook County, ILL are not even listed. It appears Cook County wasn't formed until 1831 from Putnam County, with Chicago being the County Seat.
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I'm not an Illinois researcher, but the 1830 Chicago & Cook County information was quite surprising for me.