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Re: Found on HQ - John Baskerville
In Response To: John "General" Baskerville, Essex Cty NJ 1930 ()
Thanks to a tip from Vicky, I was able to take a look at Heritage Quest and manually go through 1930 census pages for South Orange, Essex County NJ.
My suspicion was confirmed - a whole page is missing from ancestry - wouldn't you know it was the one I needed (grin). I reported it right awya - hopefully they will add the page.
There they were in living color - with 10 kids, and as an added bonus, found Amanda's sister Rosa Baskerville Miles living there in the same house with with husband John, whose first name I didn't know.
They are listed as boarders - but my aunt Bernice confirmed Rosa married a Miles - she just couldn't remember his first name.
Was actually interesting wading through South Orange. My aunt says when she used to go to visit there in the late 1920's early 30's were almost no black families in South Orange (Essex County) NJ - and she wasn't kidding. Was actually easy to scroll through page after page of "W"s - until I got to 2nd street, found only a few "Neg" entries - all servants.
Shows racial segregation in the north quite clearly.
And thanks to Kim who called me to say she made a phone call - and that some of that family - perhaps this John, moved back to South Hill, Mecklenburg VA in later years.
Now to go back and try discover John Baskerville's parents - his wife Amanda is also a Baskerville, daughter of Hawkins Baskerville.