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Tazewell Co., VA: DAY (or PRESTON) & WATERFORD
Adam WATERFORD and Elizabeth (Betsy) DAY (both free colored) were married in Tazewell Co., VA on May 26, 1811. In 1817 Adam was given permission to stay in Tazewell Co. as a free person of color. I'm trying to track down any earlier info on them and their families in VA as well as their whereabouts in the 1820s. I believe Adam may have been born/became a slave in VA; that his father's name was David; and their last name was sometimes spelled "Waterfoot". I know nothing about Elizabeth's family. I've seen internet postings suggesting that Adam's father or grandfather was a fpoc cooper in colonial Williamsburg & that Elizabeth's last name was actually PRESTON but I've never found anything to confirm this. I do have the family pretty much accounted for from 1830 on in Sullivan Co., TN (and later OH and Canada). Any help or suggestions about the earlier periods would be appreciated.
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