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Re: Tax & Property records from Albemarle Co. VA
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: Hi Lloyd,
: Wow! I think you may have knocked down one of my brick walls.
: My grandfather and his family were all born in Albemarle. His
: Last week, when I mentioned this to an elderly cousin she told me
: Do you know anything else about Albemarle, specifically, White
: Thank you again,
Hi Lee: Howard D. Woodson lived across the street from me in Washington D.C. and his son John and his wife, Minnie Shumate Woodson were good friends of mine.
Minnie did most of the research on the Woodsons and the Hemings for the family. She also collaborated with Fawn Brodie, who wrote "Thomas Jefferson, an Intimate History, which was the first book published about the Sally Hemings and Jefferson. Brodie was white and she and Minnie are deceased. Barbara Chase Raboud wrote more on this subject, she is a black author. Minnies' son, Byron Woodson published a book last spring, titled , "A President in the Family." There is a lot of information in all these books. Minnie wrote a self published history of the Woodsons, called the "Woodson Source Book", in which she documents the Ohio and other families history. She found that Jefferson's aunt was married to a Col. John Woodson, who lived not far from Monticello., at which she believes Thomas Woodson lived after things got too hot at Monticello when Callender printed the stories about Sally Hemings at the very time
I hope this helps, as I don't have any info on those other areas at this time. Best regards, Lloyd
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