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Are there any African American Sowards???

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Re: Are there any African American Sowards???

Posted: 1302557284000
Classification: Query
my ancestors were descendants of john or james soward's slaves. i don't know definitively which one but i'm inclined to believe it was john.

my third gr-grandfather, noah eison, somehow wound up owning some land that once belonged to john soward, according to the description of the land.

noah first began paying taxes on the land around 1884, well after john's death, but there is no deed record telling me who he purchased the land from.

do you know if any sowards lived in arkansas or had plantations there? noah's wife, lucy, claimed in the census that she was born in arkansas, and i saw a few other former slaves indicated the same.

any thoughts you may have would be appreciated.

thank you!

richonda starkey
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