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Re: Emancipation Records Look-ups in North Carolin
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I don't see anything in the book with these names that might indicate they were freed together. Although there are entries for a MOSES, no last name indicated, he was considerably older than the ones you are looking for. I also checked the CoHabitation Records for the State, which were the Marriages of Freedmen that were recorded as required by law after the Slaves were freed after the Civil War. I see no MOSES or MELISSA/MALISSA EVANS marriages in those records, unfortunately. You say you found the family in 1870 Alabama, and if that is the first census you found them in and nothing was found for them in 1860 or 1850, then it is more than likely that they weren't freed until after the Civil War, where there would be no Emancipation Records since slavery ended at that time. If that is the case, it would be best for you to check for the family in Will and Deed Records for the County that you found them in, that might show some kind of transaction for them being transported from the NC area by their owners.
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