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Re: Luther J Copeland in GA

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Name: Luther J Copeland
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Militia District 811, Terrell, Georgia, United States
District: 134
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Race (Original): Black
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900
Birthplace: Georgia
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
Sheet Number and Letter: 5A
Household ID: 81
Line Number:
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374228
Digital Folder Number: 004327530
Image Number: 00032
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Eugene Copeland M 40 GA
Wife Virginia Copeland F 26 GA
Son Alex Copeland M 13 GA
Daughter Carrie L Copeland F 12 GA
Son Luther J Copeland M 10 GA
Son Marshall Copeland M 8 GA
Lodger Louisa Shermon F 70 GA, widow

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Jan 2014), Luther J Copeland in household of Eugene Copeland, Militia District 811, Terrell, Georgia, United States; citing sheet , family 81, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374228.

Was also able to find a WWI Draft Registration Card for an Alexander Coplin (and he signed it that way, no "X"), negro, born 1895 in Dawson, GA.

In your message you wrote that your ancestor, Luther James Copeland, was born in Dawson, Carry County, GA. I could not find a Carry County in GA, but there is a City of Dawson that has been the county seat for Terrell County, Georgia, since 1856. There is also a Dawson County with a county seat of Dawsonville. So I'm a bit confused on that. At any rate, those are the only 2 records I could find on this family, if they are the correct ones. What research have you done that you can share so we can help you better?

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