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Subject: Re: Briant Native American
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2006
If anyone is still searching Elezene Cohen, she wasn't Indian but Jewish. That's where you get the dark eyes and hair. I have a picture of Elezene. This was my ggg grandfather's sister.
He was Lawrence Cohen, on the 1840 Spartanburg census with his mother, Jemima. Jemima died in Pickens County, Alabama. Lawrence named his daughter Elezene and a son
Lawrence Coleman. See them on the 1860 Tallapoosa County, Alabama census.