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Re: McWillie's and Walker's connection

This McWillie was born in SC. There was a slaveholder in Attala and Madison counties identified as "Wm Mcwillie" and another as "William Mcwillie". No way to know if these were the same person and the census taker decided to spell out their first name, or if this was father and son. Other Mcwillie's were born in SC, too, tho. So, this is probably the same person. Democrat and a slaveowner, huh? Shame on him! Thanks for the info, Ed.

By the way, my husband is an Adams from Winston-Salem, NC. He said that his father, Thomas Avery Adams, always told them they were descended from President John Adams. I assume it was the first Adams because he lost no sleep over owining slaves. He probably fathered many, many mulatto children. However, the son, John Quincy, was never comfortable owning the slaves he inherited and stayed away from the plantation as much as he could. He eventually freed them. My husband described his dad as extremely fair-skinned with acquiline features, straight, black hair. Just an FYI.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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