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Re: OGS Presenation 2006 by Art Thomas

Art,

Great work! Thank you for sharing.

Can you help me out with this brick wall?

In July, while in Brookhaven, Mississippi for the Adams Family Reunion, I visited by Aunt Gertrude, age 93, at her home. Aunt Gertrude told me, in summary, the following:

that Rachel, her grandmother and my great grandmother, was brought to Mississippi from Canada by a man named John Newel (her spelling).

that Mingo Adams, her grandfather and my great grandfather is a full blood Cherokee that had been living on Indian land.

I found Mingo and Rachel is several censuses through earlier research.

Linda Durr Rudd sent me a copy of a Freedmen's Labor Contract in which Mingo and Rachel agreed to work on a plantation in Copiah Co. in 1866.

Cynthia Crump, a great great grandaughter of Mingo and Rachel sent me a picture of Rachel.

Rachel was born about 1841-1843. Mingo was born about 1833. Mingo Adams is the only name I have for him.

Ed Adams


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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