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Re: Emancipation in Mecklenburg VA


Congratulations on your findings at LVA.


Oh, Oh...... In my family lines I have a William F. Adams of Champaign & Shelby counties in Ohio that I've lost track of from April 1879.

From the marriage records for Hardin County, Ohio I find a "Colored Couple", William F. Adams & Emma Burnett, being married in Hardin County, Ohio on 22 Oct 1879.

Name: Wm.F. Adams
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 22 Oct 1879
Event Place: Hardin, Ohio, United States
Spouse's Name: Emma Burnett
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My William F. Adams was born August 1853 in Urbana, Ohio. He was 'divorced' from Lavinia (Allen) Adams in May 1879 in Shelby County,Ohio. Hardin, Shelby & Champaign are nearby counties in Ohio that had sizable FPOC communities during the early to mid 1800's.

Seems possible that we may have common collateral relatives thru these Adams & Burnett families.

Best Wishes,
Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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