AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Now what do I do??
Yesterday I received the scanned images of (3) Monroe County, Ga Wills for the following suspected slave owners of my Darden ancestors....Felix (ca. 1820) and Eveline (ca. 1825)
1. Jethro DARDEN (1837)
All above mentioned "negroes", but none are mentioned by name! The Ga Archives have no microfilmed Monroe County probate records before 1851....almost no type of records bef. that date! FHL holdings are the same...no records pre-1851 for this county!
Of the 3 men above, it is William Darden I am more concerned with. In 1870 Monroe County his grandson William H. (Hiram) Darden (son of William F. Darden) was the immediate neighbor of Felix, Eveline and family.
I just don't know what to do next, but it seems reasonable enough that Felix (and possibly Eveline) were enslaved by this family. What records to check next?
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