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They were still calling them Plantations, even after Emancipation

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Re: They were still calling them Plantations, even after Emancipation

Jo Trammell (View posts)
Posted: 1012689344000
Classification: Query
Mic -

I hope you can feel this GREAT BIG KISS coming at you from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot verify all the information you have provided right now, but I think we are on to something.

Perhaps, your Europha Brock is somehow connected - perhaps my Henry Swann is one of her sons, her brother?

So far, I have only found Henry & his family once - in the census of 1900. They were in the Campbellton District, Militia #733 in Campbell County. I have yet to determine Henry's parentage or locate other siblings. Oral history claims that as an infant, his mother ran away from (where, I still don't know) her owners carrying Henry in a crocker sack. Once she made it to Georgia, there's a dead end.

On the census of 1900 he stated that his mother was born in Virginia. Was Europha born in Virginia?

Another bit of information...my grandmother tells me the reason I come to a dead in, in trying to locate Henry's children is because when they left Campbell County, they were so fair-skinned that they went up north and were "passing". They were no longer "colored", you know.

Again, thanks. I will get back to you once I sort out all of this wonderful information. You have been great and I really appreciate you.

Hope you have as much luck with your search as I have received from all who responded to my query.

Have fun everyone!
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