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Re: [OH] JONES family Greenfield, OH

Erin wrote:

"Only info I have is that she was born in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio between 1845 and 1855. Nancy JONES ROBINSON was the informant on her daughter Florence's death certificate and stated she was from Greenfield, OH. An older relative who is still alive and in his 90s lived with her daughter, my 2nd great grandmother, Florence ROBINSON WHITFIELD. He told me that family lore was that Nancy's parents were free people of color and that she may have been descendant of run away slaves who settled in the Highland County, Ohio area. Nancy's surname upon her death was BAKER. James ROBINSON died in 1910 and she re-married after his death. She died in 1919. Any information about her or just about Greenfield, Ohio and its free people of color in the 19th century, prior to the civil war would be appreciated."
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Erin..... A quick review on FamilySearch reveals a birth record for a female child of James Edward & Nancy Robinson in Toledo, Ohio 27 Apr 1894.

Could this be Florence's birth record?

Name: Robinson
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 27 Apr 1894
Event Place: Toledo, Lucas, Ohio
Gender: Female
Race: C
Father's Name: James Ed. Robinson
Father's Birthplace: Pa.
Mother's Name: Nancy Jones
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Reference ID: v 1894-1897 p 143 , GS Film number: 1672021 , Digital Folder Number: 004017514 , Image Number: 00150
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There were just under 900 FPOC in Highland County, Ohio ..... where Greenfield, Ohio is located, according to 1850 Census data.

County TOTAL FREE COLORED POPULATION

HANCOCK 26
HARDIN 14
HARRISON 287
HENRY 0
HIGHLAND 896 ********
HOCKING 117
HOLMES 5
HURON 39
JACKSON 391
JEFFERSON 665
KNOX 62


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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