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BROOKS IN PERRY COUNTY, AL - HELP
Let me start by stating I am new at researching my family history. I am requesting help in finding ROBT BROOKS family in PERRY COUNTY, AL in 1870 census. I found the family together in 1880 census living in Cunningham Township, Perry County, AL. Robert (head of household), born about 1833, Sarah - wife, born about 1840 along with children, Monroe, Becky, Sarah, Robert, Young, Mary, and Cora. I can not find any trace of family prior to 1880. I know that Alabama did not use townships in 1870 and I have checked in all of the Alabama ranges in the 1870 census that are on Ancestry.com and no luck in finding family. I am stuck. I am trying to trace back to slave holder or determine if they were free people. Any advice or suggestion is appreciated.
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