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On the 1880 Ann Arundel Annapolis census, there is a Head of the Family by the name of Charles T. Harris. He is married to a Manzella Harris. Also listed on the census are Richard, who is his brother, Charlotte, his sister in Law and Mary Harris with daughters Edna, Sofia and Christina. My grandmother's name is Manzella and I have a Mary and a Richard in my names. This is definitely not my grandmother, as she was not born until 1892 the names listed make it a good possibility that these are here descendents. She lived with Matthew and Mary Dorsey (Mary is thought to be a Harris). Her sister, Lucy, named Richard and Margaret Harris as her parents on her social security papers.
The Dorsey's lived in Baltimore at 1102 W. Harmony Dr. On the 1900 census, Manzella and Lucy are listed as nieces and Estelle Dorsey is an adopted daughter.
My grandmother's sister has said they migrated from TN where they lived amongst Indians.
If anyone has any information on the above people, I would be so happy. Thanks so much in advance.