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Re: Mount Airy
In Response To: Re: Mount Airy ()

HI TONI-MY NAME IS JOHANNA EATMON.I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING MY HUSBAND'S FAMILY HISTORY FOR ABOUT 8 YEARS.I HAVE A GOOD DEAL OF INFO SO I WILL TRY TO CONDENSE IT AS MUCH AS I CAN.THE EARLIEST TRACE OF THE EATMON FAMILY I FOUND IS TO WARSAW, VA AND MT. AIRY.MY HUSBAND'SGREAT GRANDFATHER LOUIS, WAS SAID TO BE A SLAVE THERE, ACCORDING TO RELATIVES.AT THE ONSET OF THE CIVIL WAR, PART OF THE FAMILY WAS MOVED TO THE BLACK BELT REGION OF ALABAMA (HALE, PICKENS, MARENGO, DALLAS,ETC,) ALONG WITH OTHER SLAVE FAMILIES-WORMLEY, RICHARDSON, WARD, AND THE MOORES.(THE OTHER PART OF THE FAMILY, EVEN TODAY, HAS ALOT OF EATMONS IN WAKE CO. NC,BOTH ALABAMA AND WAKE CO, HAVE EATMON FAMILY CEMETARIES.) MY HUSBAND WAS BORN IN ALABAMA AND KNOWS ALL OF THE FAMILIES LISTED ABOVE-THEY STILL LIVE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER-HE IS RELATED TO WARD (HIS GRANDMOTHER), WORMLEY AND RICHARDSON ARE DISTANT RELATIVES.THE GGGRANDSON OF THE OVERSEER WHO WAS HIRED TO MOVE THE FAMILIES SOUTH GAVE ME THESE NAMES, SAYING HIS GGGRANDFATHER MADE A GOOD DEAL OF MONEY RUNNING THESE TRIPS, NEVER MARRIED, BUT HAD CHILDREN BY SLAVE WOMEN.I CANT CONFIRM THIS FOR CERTAIN, BUT THE NAMES ARE ON THE MONEY. ALSO, YOU WILL PROBABLY COME ACROSS THE WORMLEY SURNAME IN REGARD TO MT. AIRY. FAST FORWARD TO MY HUSBAND'S GRANDPARENTS, GEORGE & JANIE WARD EATMON-THEY WERE SHARECROPPERS IN BROWNS STATION, ALABAMA, DALLAS CO. APPROX 1900 OR POSSIBLY EARLIER. MY FIRST QUESTION IS:DO YOU HAVE ANY CONFIRMATION THAT THE BROWN FAMILY (OF "BROWNS STATION FAME") HAD A BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TAYLOES AT THIS TIME? I DONT RECALL HOW, BUT I MAY HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE BROWNS PLANTATION AFTER THE WAR MAY HAVE BECOME "BROWNS STATION" OR THE PROPERTY WAS LEASED OUT IN SHARECROPPING PARCELS. MY NEXT TWO QUESTIONS: HAVE YOU EVER COME ACROSS PETER EATMON? I BELIEVE HE MAY HAVE BEEN BURIED IN THE NC CEMETARY IN THE EARLY 1800'S? AND HAVE ANY EATMONS SHOWN UP AT THE IRON WORKS, NEABASCO (SPELLING WAY OFF!) ANY INFO YOU COULD PROVIDE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANKS! JOHANNA EATMON


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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