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Re: Everitt, Lettice born 1822 in NC

Thanks for the info and link. I'm not certain if Lucy was a Revolutionary War veteran's widow. I have also viewed records that appeared too similar or possibly the same persons.

It's confusing to me but according to my research Lucy was a slave or servant. Too, there is some history of Everittsville and their family plantation. When I think of plantation and slaves, I don't think of hundreds of slaves on a farm. History shows, more often it would be farming white families or just a few slaves, servants or tenants. Also, considering slaves as property, it would be more practical and profitable to increase the slave stock to maintain the farm or attain some measure of wealth.
Yes, I found Lettice on several census records as Lettice and other times as Lucy. There is also a gravestone/gravesite, purchased by Abigal Grantham that reads (faithful servant, 112 years old, 1888). Another questionable record. However, Abigal's great, great grand daughter has verified the gravestone purchase.
The son Alford/Alfred was reportedly a well trained carpenter and he traveled to Virginia.
I have a Lucy Grantham in my ancestry married to a Needham Grantham who was a mullato. We still have descendants living form these family lines. Brogden was reportedly a growing and prominent black community at one time. The first black Mayor was murdered while boarding the train (train station) in what is today called Dudley, N.C. I probably made it more confusing instead of clearing up the matter. Thanks again for the info. I'll keep researching.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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