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Oct & Nov 1861

Oct & Nov 1861

Posted: 1350932219000
Classification: Query
Can anyone please enlighten me as to what was happening in Frankllin County, VA during Oct and Nov of 1861? I just found a family with 12 children and 8 of them passed away between Oct 1 & Nov 30, 1861.

Thanks so much!

Re: Oct & Nov 1861

Posted: 1351967161000
Classification: Query
To answer your question, from what i have read. There was an outbreak of diptheria in 1862. I read where a Cockram family had 10 - 12 children, and 9 or 10 of them died that year, mainly in Sept and Oct. After all of that the mother of these children eventually died from diptheria. He married again and a bunch of children by his second wife.
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