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Deciphering writing in 1880 census?
Would someone with access to the 1880 census be willing to help me decipher some handwriting? Using Ancestry.com, I'm looking at the family of Stith Ragsdale (misspelled Stiff Ragsdell in the 1880 census) in Crawford County, Richland, Arkansas, District 49. I'm trying to makeout the birthplaces of the parents of Rhoda Ragsdale (misspelled Roda Ragsdell) and the birthplaces of Stith's parents. I tried using a magnifying glass but all I get is magnified indecipherable handwriting...
Thanks in advance!