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Re: FPOC in CT circa 1810
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Hello D. Harper,
Now you've got me hooked on your ancestry. I am fascinated with Adam METRASH and Elizabeth PEPPINGER METRASH as I have a deaf daughter and I teach at a school for the deaf.
The first school for the deaf in the United States was established in 1817 in Connecticut. However, I do not know when it began to accept students with African ancestry.
Are you aware that this couple is listed in the 1870 Census under the surname METRAK? Also in the household are children Robert and Mary. They were in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, and can be found in Roll M593_98, Page 778, Census Image 327 at Ancestry.com. Adam's occupation is oysterman.
There is an Adam MITRASH in the 1850 Census in Norwalk, Connecticut, page 180. Unfortunately, the Census images is not available at ancestry.com for that page. There is also an Alvin METRASH in the 1820 Census in Norwalk.
I am eagerly awaiting more information about your deaf ancestors.
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