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Re: Allen/Pettiford/Pulley/Hedgepeth

Is this referring to the Dora Pulley who was originally listed as Madora Pully in her parents household in 1870? If so, her parents were Jesse Pulley, b. abt 1826 Nash Co.,NC, and Harriet Lewis,b. 1830 Nash Co. Jesse was the son of John Pulley, and that family was listed as FCP in the census records; Jesse was first married to Charlotte Locus on Dec. 21, 1842, who was much older than he was, and Charlotte died shortly after 1850. Jesse then entered into a relationship with Harriet Lewis, who was white, the daughter of Elizabeth B. Lewis. Until 1870 Harriet was listed as white, but following the usual practice in NC, once a white person had children by a person of color, they themselves were thereafter also listed as black or mulatto. Jesse was a turpentine laborer and he and Harriet had about 7 children, 2 of which I researched a bit:

Penny J. Pulley (1858-bef.1888) - mar.- Solomon W.Richardson (1850-1940)
John Pulley (b.1857)
MaDora Pulley (b.1859)
Billie Pulley (b.1860)
Jesse Pulley (b.1864)
Harry Pulley (b.1866)
James Pulley (b.1870)


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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