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Re: Lyles in Lancaster Cty SC
In Response To: Lyles in SC ()


There are several possibilities for Harriet - I see "baby" in:

LYLES, CHARLOTTE (1860 U.S. Census)
South Carolina , LANCASTER, HICKERY HEAD P O, Age 49, Female, Race: White, Born: SC
Series: M653 Roll: 1221 Page: 196

and Harriet in:

LYLES, ELIZABETH (1870 U.S. Census)
South Carolina , LANCASTER, FLAT CRK TWP, Age 46, Female, Race: White, Born: SC
Series: M593 Roll: 1500 Page: 343

Have you checked the county for birth records?

If she is a blood relation - that means that someone in the family had an inter-racial relationship and acknowledged it. If it was an unmarried woman - there may be chancery court records - or bastardy bonds.

I don't see a slave ownership record for tha family - but the records for 1850 and 1860 aren't coming up - would have to know more about the white Lyles family. Were they slave owners?

Have you checked free negro register for Harriet - she may have been registered?

She could also have been adopted. Or raised to be a servant - hard to tell from the skimpy census evidence.

Thanks for posting, and we'll try to help you dig for more information.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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