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Re: Figuring out who's a sibling-- Monroe Cty Ms
In Response To: Figuring out who's a sibling--Ms ()
Suggest you look at naming patterns.
From online sources at ancestry - it shows that there are early records of marriages for Monroe county available. Would send for as many as possible - to begin to make connections.
Unfortunately - there were no large Adams slaveholdings in Monroe county. Perhaps the surname was carried over from a previous owner.
There were very large Cox holdings.
Your research pre-1865 will be mostly with the records of slaveholding families.
I don't know what is available in terms of co-habitation records and labor contracts for Monroe County - am not a MS researcher. You will need someone knowlegeable about MS research and that county to guide you to the data available.
Dan, 36 and Mary 22 in 1870 - are closer in age than listed in later years, and the oldest child listed is 5 - which would make her 17 at the time of his birth. It might also indicate that Dan and Mary hooked up around emancipation time - would look for a marriage record.
Since the 1870 records show a housing pattern with quite a few Adams in close proximity - I'd start with those families. Have you contacted the geneological/historical society for that area?
Death records often mention parents - I'd see what is available. Sometimes local (white) newspapers have articles about blacks if they die very old - contact the library .