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Re: SLAVE RECORDS OF EDGEFIELD SC-found kin
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I was so excited when I found Adelaide until I just stopped in my tracts. I started back, and a few lines down was LUCINDA, my grgrandma. Lucinda was 11 years old and the oldest at the time of the 1863 sale. PL Calhoun sold her to Mrs Mary Calhoun. I've been trying to find something about the Calhouns and Jones of that era. So far nothing. I started off with 4 pages about my grandma Adell Vance Adams. No one could tell me about her past. No one knew too much. Now I am RICH$$ with information to share. Can you believe it? But it took 10 years to get this far, so I won't give up now. A. Jones bought the other complete family group, Lucy's mother and siblings.
If the county and state, you are searching does not have a Historical Society, JOIN a neighboring society or a STATE ARCHIVE Historical Society. Make sure you join one that has news letters mailed to their members. Social gatherings get you no where. Go to an out of state Genealogy conference or work shop. Even if you have to do this alone--DO IT. It's worth the information you will find. 10 years and I finally found my GrGrGrandma Adelaide who's family came from Sierre Leone, West Africa.
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