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Re: South Carolina Free Persons of Color

Hi Grant,

It is wonderful that you were able to confirm the names of your great great grandparents from your great grandfather's death certificate! I searched the Woodson book again but found no free black individuals surnamed Austin in South Carolina on the 1830 census, nor did I find any surnamed Cunotas. I found no individuals surnamed Austin with the first names listed on the 1870 census in your gggrandparents' home. That doesn't mean that the Austins were not free, just not on the 1830 census. I tried searching for your gggrandparents on censuses earlier than 1870, but could not find them. Do you know what their relationship was to Garrett and have you searched him on the 1850 or 1860 census to see if he was a slave owner?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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