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[NC] [TX] [AR]Amey From NC to Caddo Parrish LA?
I am looking for anyone who may know anything about an African American family with the surname AMEY(AMIS,AMI,AMIE,AMIES,AMES 0r Amy)? The oldest member of the family was Hillman Amey, born in 1810 North Carolina; his wife was Elizabeth(AppleWhaite?)Amey. They had abt. 12 children between 1854-1870. The Census data show them living in North Carolina in 1862, yet by the 1870(Caddo Parrish LA.)-1880(Harrison, Co. TX.) Census they were living on the "Plantation" of Elizabeth Mooring as "Farmers". The last date I have for Hillman Amey is the 1900 Census, where he is listed as head-of-household; widowed; farming; living in a dwelling next door to one of his sons, Samuel, in Miller County Arkansas.
Hillman and Elizabeth Amey are my GGG maternal-maternal grandparents. My late Grandmother of Texarkana AR/TX knew the AMey's to live on Sanderson Lane. She also mentioned the family was large. Their 12 known children, she believed, had many children. One Amey relative had 22 children. The Family is spread out between the AR-OK-LA-TX areas, with Texarkana Bowie Co./Miller Co. as the crossroad between the states.
I would like to know if anyone knows/related to this family?
If there is a history of their Civil War Migration from North Carolina to Louisiana?
If there is a link between Elizabeth Amey and the Va. Family "AppleWhaite"(Barbados origin)? My grandmother believes their son was given her maiden name "Appleton" to remember her family that came from the "island" to Virginia.
How did this family of 14 move as a unite during the Civil War?
Were they FREE or SLAVES in North Carolina or were they slaves prior to their relocation to Caddo Parrish Louisiana in 1862?
I have found free "Amey" surnames in North Carolina from the 1799-1800 Census, but have not been able to find a relation to my family.
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