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Murrast/Morrast/Morast Sanders/Scales 1870 AL

Hello,

I am looking for information:

Morrast/Murrast/Marrast/Morast surnames in Alabama.

In the 1870 Census, I believe my greatgrandmother is listed in the household of Aaron Morrast in Tuscaloosa, AL
The household consists of
Aaron MORRAST (age 65) born in VA
Annie (age 52) wife
Angeline (age 25) daughter, born in AL
Maranda MURRAST (age 14-15) daughter, born in AL

I have never heard of the above surnames until recently, but in doing a search for Marandy I found only 2 in AL in 1870. In subsequent census my great-grandmother Marandy is listed as Maranda/Marandy Sanders.

In 1880 Marandy Sanders (age 24) {my GGMother} and her daughter Anna (age 6) {my GMother} were listed in the household of Shed/Shad Scales (age 40).

ON 1880 CENSUS FROM FAMILY SEARCH SITE--
Shadric SCALES Self M M B 40 AL Farmer TN VA
Sosan SCALES Wife M F B 36 AL Field Hand GA VA
Peter SCALES Son S M B 13 AL Field Hand TN VA
Louisiane SCALES Dau S F B 11 AL Nurse TN VA
Solamon SCALES Son S M B 9 AL TN VA
William SCALES Son S M B 6 AL TN VA
Addie SCALES Dau S F B 4 AL TN VA
Janie SCALES Dau S F B 16 AL Day Laborer AL VA
Ann MORRE Other W F B 65 VA Nurse VA VA

(some of the 24 people listed in the Scales household not included)
Miranda SANDERS Other D F B 24 AL NC NC
Anna SANDERS Other S F B 6 AL AL AL

Anna Morre is listed in the Scales household, and there was an Anna in the Morrast household. Is it possible that Anna Morrast/Moore the mother in the Morrast household can be the same woman listed in the Scales household and could this woman also be the mother of Miranda/Marandy Sanders?

On the death certficate of Marandy Sanders in 1931, she lists her parents as George Williams and Anna Roberson/Robeson.

I f anyone has information about the following surnames in AL: Murrast/Morrast/Morast; Sanders/Scales/Strong (Jedediah) please touch base with me.

I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions

Thanks


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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