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Re: Woodlawn Plantation Brinkleyville,Halifax, NC
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The MAYO/MAYHO family were not slaves at that time, they were Free People of Color starting about 1785. According to Paul Heinegg's website, they were originally slaves of Joseph MAYO of Henrico Co.,VA, who asked that they be freed in his 1791 will. One of his slaves was named Cuffee and by 1808 he was living in Warren Co.,NC. Cuffee MAYO was married to Celey STEWART, and were in the 1820 Warren Co. Census, he probably was the ancestor of the MAYO/MAYHOs of that county because he died intestate about 1841 in Warren Co., and at that time an adminstration was granted to Thomas WHITE, in Feb. 1841; it was mentioned in those following proceedings that John W. WHITE was appointed guardian of the (unnamed) grandchildren of Cuffee MAYO.
But Lucy MAYO who married RICHARD GARDNER in June 13, 1879 Warren Co.NC was the daughter of William DRAKE & Silvia ROBINSON, according to their marriage record, which also indicated that only the mother was still living at that time. On that same record, Richard GARDNER was the son of Thomas & Caroline GARDNER, with only the father still alive.
The Warren County Marriages are online which include the names of the parents, which can be viewed at the address below. Click onto the link at the tops of the page "Family Information for Brides & Grooms" to view the parents of each couple.
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