AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Great, Great Grand Mother, Grace Smith AKA Grace G
My Great, Great, Grandmother,Grace Smith AKA Grace Gates lived and died in Surry County, N.C. She was about 125 years old or older when she died in 1915.
Her brother Jerry Hayes was living in the house with her in census of 1880. Jerry had been the slave of Jesse Hayes of Wilkes County, N.C.; and Grace had been the slave of David Yates and Nancy Hayes Yates in Wilkes Co.,N.C. before she was given to Sarah and Eng Bunker.