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Re: [NC] Death Certificates 1909-1975 online
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Allan, I'm just looking for some input, although I believe I need to do some on site research on this one. My ancestors seemed to have serial marriages, making it difficult to follow the female lines. My great great grandmother spent most of her widowed life living with her second son. I found one marriage for her (to my gggfather) in the 1869 Cohabitation reports. He later died. Then there is a record of a marriage to another man in the Durham marriage records of 1881-1906, but by the next census she was living with her son again and using her first husband's name. I find Easter McMannen for the final time in the 1910 census living with her son Nathan McMannen. In 1920 she is no longer there, since she was born circa 1835, it is reasonable to believe that she has died. I searched the death certificates using her information and found an Easter Preddy in Wake County, not too far from where she's spent most of her life. William Preddy was not married in the 1910 census. Easter was enslaved by a man by the name of Elsey Harris who died in 1872. On the death certificate for Easter Preddy, it lists an 'Alsey Harris' (As far as I could tell, there was only 1 Elsey Harris in the state at the time and he owned only a few slaves) as the father, and Caroline Holding. If this IS Easter, the name is most likely Holeman, and Easter's youngest daughter's name was Caroline.
Any input from anyone would be appreciated. I plan on searching Wake marriage certificates when I can get back to NC.
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