I can't answer the question below, but I'm sure someone will help you soon. However, my g-g grandmother's brother John Newcomb married a Miss Emer Backstrum in Neshoba 1890s. Also, try the link below.
: I am researching my husband's family in Neshoba County,Philadelphia
: Mississippi. I have found his ggg-grandfather Peter Backstrom on
: the 1870 census records. 7 doors away is listed a Mandy
: Backstrom and his wife Judy. I believe that these are Peter's
: Parents. Mandy is listed on the census as being born in Africa.
: Peter is living two doors away from a white family by the name
: of Gamblin.The head of the household Emisonus is listed as the
: Deputy Sheriff. The value of his real estate is 3500 dollars and
: personal property is listed at 5500. In between Peter and Mandy
: are several Woodward families which are listed as white. Only
: one of the wives is listed as a property owner. Do I
: automatically assume that the Gamblin's are the former slave
: owners of Peter and the Woodward wife the slave owner of Mandy?
: Should I assume that the Woodward's and the Gamblin's are
: related? What do I do with the African birth?