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Re: [SC] ABBEVILLE: read this joseph

joseph, i did some research for you, Search Census in Evanston, Illonois and here is why. Some of your relatives may be in evanston, illonois, why? because most of the black population left in 1916, because of a lynching, a man name tebby crawford was lynched and dragged down the street by a mob 200-400 people in 1916, tebby crawford was a rich black man and owned a lot of property, after the lynching, most of the blacks in abbeville left and relocated in evanston, illonois, Thus, this is where you can look for your relatives in Evanston, Illonois, However, there were some people that stayed in Abbeville and how you can find out if those surnames you are looking for are still there, you must call AME church in Abbeville on sunday, tell the minister that you are searching for your family there, give him the list of surnames and see what happens, a young lady was looking for her family, she was the great great granddaughter of the man that got lynched, she called the ame church in Abbeville, on sunday and her relative a crawford was the minister of the church, see if there are any ame church in evanston, Illonois on sunday and give the minister the surnames explain to him the history and how most of the blacks left abbeville and that you are seeking your relatives. the article i read was on http://charity.com/contributers/anthony crawford The name of the article was:A MAN NAMED TEBBY CRAWFORD it is in this article that I learned about the Blacks leaving Abbeville because of the lynching and went to EVANSTON ILLONOIS, and about the young lady calling the AME CHURCH, remember go back to the census after 1916, the next one will be 1920 and 1930 and so on and check in Evanston, Illonois, 1920, 1930, and so forth. Hope you find your relatives joseph! peace

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