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Re: surname:Chavis
In Response To: Re: surname:Chavis ()

Hi Bobbie,

My Mom comes from the Watkins/Chavis family of Ashley County, AR. I started this study of this side of the family in the last year. I came upon the Jefferies/Jeffers as I progressed back in time.

One of my first references to Eliza Jefferies being the wife of Jordan Chavis was found on the following page:

http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/free_Chavis.htm

I have not been able to verify she was his wife as of yet.

However, I have verified the marriages of the children of Jordan Chavis to Jefferies and Jeffers of Jefferson County, Mississippi. I will post some of that information soon. I descended from Alexander B. Chavis and his daughter Florida Clementine Chavis.

Many of them left MS around 1859 and went to Ashley County, AR and settled there. An area called Fountain Hill. Many are buried there.

Many of these families were people of color and listed as Mulattoes in MS. For some reason they were listed as White in AR but I know some of them still had darker skin.

I will post the other info. soon.

Regards, Will


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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