Surnames and Family Research Forum
Mada Ruth Jefferson; Virginia; 1910-1936
Just throwing this out there hoping someone will find it that can and will help.
Searching for the family of my Great Grandmother Mada Ruth Jefferson. She was born abt 1910 in Virginia, as was her parents, according to the 1930 census.
She married my Great Grandfather Dennis Hawkins around 1929 possibly in Queens Co., NY and lived in Jamaica, NY in the 1930s until her death.
She died in March of 1936, according to her death certificate her parents' names were James Jefferson and Anna Roxianna, their birthplaces are given as just U.S., as was her's. She died in Jamaica, NY.
According to my Grandmother's Social Security Application her first name was Mada, not sure if it's short for something.
It is believed that she was a white woman, she married my Great Grandfather, who was a light-skin African American man.
It is not known when she came to New York, and if she left her parents back in VA or if they came with her and possibly died in NY or a surrounding state or maybe moved back down south to VA or somewhere.
From agreeing information on my Great Grandfather Dennis' death certificate (died 1943) and his brother's obituary (died 2004), my Great Grandfather Dennis came to New York in 1928.
I would like to find her and her parents in 1910 and 1920, and go further back on her parents in 1900, 1880, etc.
I do not know any names of her siblings or other family members other than what is given.
Hawkins family members still living know very little, and have given me all the information they have or can give me.
Hope this finds someone who can help.