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Tatum/Taton of Wilkes Co. Ga
His name was William Tatum, he was born in the 1840s or 1850s. His wife was Josephine, maiden name unknown born in the 1840s or 1850s. She was supposed to be blind, according to family stories. They have been found on the 1900,1910 censuses and she is on the 1920 and 1930 census, living with her granddaughter Hattie Gartrell Broadnax)and family. They lived in Bussey, GA (Wilkes Co.)
On the 1900 census their name is spelled Taton and they have a niece whose name is illegible,(I took it to say something like Nora, ancestry transcribed it as Ward)she is 11.
In 1910, they are called Tatum and their granddaughter Hattie Gartrell is living with them, she is 15. (We believe Hattie's mother has died, she may have come to help out her blind grandmother.)
As I said in 1920 and 1930 Josephine Tatum is living with her grandaughter Hattie Gartrell Broadnax and her husband Willie Broadnax and their children. We believe William has died between 1910 and 1920, precisely when we don't know.
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