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Re: Emily Willis Long Ancestors NC
In Response To: Emily Willis Long Ancestors NC ()

: I will appreciate any info regarding Emily Willis Long's
: parentage(mother's and father's names) and her son Jacob Clanton
: b.1862 and was sold before the end of the Civil War. Emily was
: my gggrandmother born November 1834 possibly on an Occoneechee
: Neck Plantation(Longview or Thornbury) in Northampton County
: North Carolina and died November 26, 1922 in Weldon, NC(Halifax
: County). GGGrandmother Emily had four sons(Aaron Anderton Sr.,
: b.1857 NC, d.1938 NC, Willis Anderton b.1859 NC, d. Dec 1936 NC,
: Jacob Clanton b.1862, Robert Anderton b.1875 NC, d. Feb 1938
: NC), and a daughter Easter Willis Williams b.1865 NC, d. 1949
: NC. GGGrandmother Emily is buried in the Anderton Cemetary in
: Halifax County, NC.


Welcome to Afrigeneas.

Interesting that she is found on the same census page in 1870 with a white farmer surnamed LONG.

Have you checked to see what birth records are available in the county for slave births? I am not familiar with Northampton County - but there are other researchers who are - I suggest you post to the slave research forum - with NORTHAMPTON in your subject line - you may get some useful pointers.

I located my enslaved ancestors through the tedious work of looking through wills and estate records and bills of sale. I found some in plantation birth records. I got help on the county genweb board too.

Who owned the plantation?


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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