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I have reasons to believe the mother of a Freedwoman is listed in the Monroe Mission records. Someone may have access to a Freedmen Card I do not and assist me in solving the riddle.
On page 26 of Father Stuart and the Monroe Mission there is listed the following:
Dec. 4th. 1824 Mr. Barnard McLAUGHLIN Mrs. Tennessee BYNUM a native and Esther a black woman belonging to Mrs. COLBERT ...Esther was baptized.
Dec. 19th. 1824 The ordinance of baptism was administered to Bro. H. WILSON'S infant daughter ....Rindah's son Moses(slaves) and Esther's daughter Patsy.
Now comes the riddle Mrs. COLBERT and Tennessee BYNUM are one and the same.
On Chickasaw Freedmen card #470 rear there is the mother of Betty LOVE Patsy Williams whose owner (last?) was Tennessee BYNUM.
It appears Patsy was still alive during the enrollment period unfortunately I don't have her card and do not know what number it is yet!
I would like to know if anyone has that information on the card and is Patsy's mother listed on her card as Esther and is Esther listed as the slave of Tennessee BYNUM?
I will begin looking through the indexes I have extracted on the Chickasaw Freedmen rolls but I don't have access to Patsy's card and that could be very usefull in confirming my suspicions her mother and father may be named on the rear of her card along with any other siblings of her daughter Bettie.
[11 Jul 1999]