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Hello, All:

I just had to share what I think is a very strange that happened while researching 1880 MS census for my paternal GM George Walker. I came across this:

Name: George W. Walker
Home in 1880: Northeast, Attala, Mississippi
Age: 21
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Mississippi
Relation to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: MS
Mother's birthplace: VA
Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Single
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
J. Hue Williams 23, b. 1857, MS/NC/VA, HOH, Laborer, black male
Emma Kennedy 26, b.1854 MS/VA/SC, Divorced, Laborer, black female
Maggie Kennedy 8, b. 1872 MS/MS/MS, black female
Mollie Kennedy 7, b. 1873 MS/MS/MS, black female

SOURCE: Year: 1880; Census Place: Northeast, Attala, Mississippi; Roll: T9_641; Family History Film: 1254641; Page: 56.3000; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 0114.

Then, I came across a married Emily with her two daughters Maggie and Mollie living Kosciusko, Attala, Mississippi; Roll: T9_641; Family History Film: 1254641; Page: 38.3000; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 0078.

I thought I was in the Twilight Zone, or something. What did Emma get counted then divorced and counted again in another part of town? Is it possible that some people got counted twice in different areas for the same census?

Georgia Walker-Adams

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