Reconstruction Period Research Forum
William MANN during Reconstruction?
I am trying to find where my great grand father William Mann was during the reconstruction period. what I know in 1880 he shows up on the census in Elizabeth City Virginia with his wife Mary and three sons Thomas .William and Alex. Thomas William and Alex were all born in Port Gipson Miss.Mary was allegedly born in Virginia and William in Port Gipson.They had a daughter who shows up on the 1870 census in Port Gipson Miss. born in 1860. If William was born in Port Gipson ,how did Mary arrive there.There were no slaveholders that IO could locate name Mann in the Port Gipson area.Family lore has it that William was born in town named Mann or some derivative.Any help or suggestions where to go!!