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[GA] Fulton Indust. Farm for Inmates 1930
For the first time I have found a family member as an inmate at a Militia District 1289, in Adamsville, Ga. Now I have seen other family members living in a Militia District..ex.Zebulon Militia District, SC. But nothing to where there were nothing but 'colored inmates' some even younger than 16. His name was William Pinckney bn 1914 Ga. and of course there were many more surnames that might be of interest. Can anyone direct me to any historical information about this particular wording of an area. Now I know, even in this day, young people do get in a lot of silly trouble. So far I have't been able to find William or his sister's Ethel bn 1917 and Lucille bn 1919 and I must say here according to who was filing in information on documents, that PINCKNEY name is spelled many, many ways everytime I find a member. I really have to use the soundex version. Of course the girls probably got married, so that is probably why I haven't been able to trace them. Was this a place where they incarcerated men for free labor....aka legal slavery. And I am beginning to wonder just how many years he may have spent there. Do you think there may be a inmate photo or information as to his physical description somewhere. I have been researching the SC and Ga. newly found family names and have yet to find anything thing that would describe what someone may look like. I did hit on a positive find for someone, but no cooperation as to a picture of any kind from anyone. That's understandable..identity theft and all. I just want to try any see did anyone look like my grandma or her sister's.
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