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AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum

Re: Slaves-John Smith Rutherford Co. TN

Lisa,

There are a few options for daughters on the 1870 census for District 7, Rutherford, Tennessee

SMITH
Beverly, 59
Ellis, 17
Isadora, 14 (here)
Jos P., 26
Missouri, 26 (here)
George, 21
Atlanta, 19 (here)
(baby), 1 month
Simon, 56 (I believe this is the Simeon listed on the slave list. He could be Beverly's brother.)

Also found on the 1870 census for District 9, Rutherford, TN
SMITH
Mariah, 50
Houston, 7 (listed as a male named Hester)

Mariah is listed as a servant.

Because it looks as though the slaves are listed in family groups, I believe Matilda, 12; Mariah, 8; Martha, 6; and Margart, 3 are all sisters. (Why aren't they all listed in order of ages oldest to youngest?) There are only a hand full of women who could have given birth to these girls. The hard part is narrowing that list down to one.

Happy Hunting!


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