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Charity Chavis Drake

I am still trying to find my Charity Chavis...I have calculated her approximate birth year based on her son's wife's age of 17 years at the time of their marriage in 1800...
Her son John's age was not given, so I decided to say he was 20...and I decided his mother could have been as young as 14 years when she gave birth to him...which puts her birth year about 1775...
Of course it could be 20 years earlier...No way to know...But if she WAS born about 1775...That WOULD put her in the same generation as John Chavis...
I do not know if my Charity was a close or a distant relative of John Chavis, but I believe they were in some way connected, as Charity was born in VA, and it seems apparent from the records on Free African Americans that John Chavis was also likely born in VA, as he is shown as being there at about age 22, and as being known as John Chavis, Jr.
My Charity later went to Carolina, and John later went to Carolina..
At some point, my Charity married John Aaron Drake, and they went to Louisiana where their son, John Drake married in 1800...
John Chavis's wife had a cousin named Charity Chavis...but that Charity is about 2 generations too young and so is not MY Charity...
How does one possibly find a female who was born in mid 1700s????

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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