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Re: overseer of the poor records

Hi Erin,

I am from NC and my gg grandmother had 3 children by a slave who worked for her. She was "bound out" to white families and these families were relatives of her stepmother and other families in the area.

I know for sure my g grandmother was in the 1850 and 1860 census as living in another household and "bound out" as they call it. I found my g grandmother living with this family at age 13 in the 1860 Census, so in 1850, she would have been about 3 years old.

The 2 sisters were split up among other families in the area. The next time I found my g grandmother and her sisters they were married with children in 1870 census. My g grandfather was a slave and my g grandmother was free.

The slave father was addressed as "Boy". But he had to leave NC, because of plans to lynch him. We finally found his real name, but can not find him anywhere, so we think he changed his name after leaving NC. The last we heard he was in PA.

The oldest son was had a white fathere and he was raised by his grandfather and stepmother.

By the way, I have talked by E-mail to some of the relative and they told me she was considered unreliable and she used more degrading words for my gg grandmother. Just wanted to share.

Alice

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