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Re: AMA Records - Emerson Institute
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In 1880, Moses and Mary J. Peters were married with one child.
I could now focus on the paternal line (Peters) or the maternal line (Smith). I decided to continue with the SMITH line and find Jennie SMITH in 1870. Since she married in 1877, Jennie may be enumerated with her parent(s) in 1870. [A search of the marriage records found no other marriage for Jennie Smith in Mobile County.]
1870 Census, Mobile, AL ³
Note: This "Mary J." MAY be the one I'm looking for, but with a name like Smith, I need more evidence. Still, she is the only "Mary J. Smith" indexed in Mobile's 1870 Census. IF this is Mary J. Smith Peters, was Ellen Smith her mother? Was Mary Russel her grandmother?
In 1910, Mary J. gave her parents' birthplace as 'Maryland', however other census records showed AL and MS. Since Mary was still alive in 1930, a death record could have the names of her parents. [If this were my family research, I would have ordered a death record for both Mary J. Peters AND Lorna before now.]
Other records could be searched for post Civil war records on the Peters or Smith families.
(2) Index to Marriage Records [online]. Marriage License Division. Mobile County Probate Court. [16 Jan. 2006].
(3) Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1870 U.S. Federal Decennial Census. National Archives and Records Administration. Washington, D.C
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