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Re: HENRY WEAVER INTERVIEW
In Response To: Re: HENRY WEAVER INTERVIEW ()
I know there were several migrations out of Robeson County in 1840. Were the Weavers part of the group that included Anna Blanks and her family (Willis Blanks)? Willis registered in the 1853 FPOC registration in Indiana.
I have always wondered how long that trip took. I have a several page record written by Inez Brewer that indicated that they took a route through the Cumberland Gap. Oral history also indicated that some of the Pettiford/Hood children went away to school in Louisville, KY which would have been on the route, so I wondered if any of the migrating groups had settled in Louisville.
Several years ago, I had received some info that Anna's sister, Emily had stayed behind in Robeson and married into the Lumbee Indian tribe but I don't know if the relation between the Blanks and the Lumbee predated that marriage.