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i have researched this family for 6 years. my problem is trying to locate them on the 1870 census. jeff and silva stansell living in williston barnwell county, south carolina, in the 1880 and 1900, but on the 1910 census jeff born 1834 and silva born 1825 last name changes to bellinger. they are living not to far from my gggrandfather george and abbie bellinger. i also ordered george bellinger's death certificate two years ago and it lists his father as jeff stansell with bellinger in parentheses.
i think jeff and silva may have lived under another name during the 1870's because they are no where to be found on the 1870 census, can someone help locate them prior to the 1880's .