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Wilson at afrigeneas.com Wilson at afrigeneas.com
Sat Oct 9 11:33:01 EDT 2004

Have you looked at the Census records there are both Free and Slave schedules.
Census record information is available on these websites

Wilson at afrigeneas.com wrote:

>Hello, I read yor e-mail and I liked te part about us maybe being
>The info that I have on my GGgrandfather William (George not sure if
>this is first name or middle name) WILSON is possible birth year 1832
>born in Kentucky....Son's name William WILSON born NJ m. Phoebe Jane
>DEGROAT, she was born NY.  They had 10 children.  I can't find W G
>WILSON's family, any suggestions for searching in KY? What are some of
>the Slave names?  Are there any documents available?
>Wilson at afrigeneas.com wrote:
>You have much more information about your "black ancestors" than I do.
>There is a lot more information about a wealthy white politician than
>about his slave my great great grand mother. Before 1860 is like a blank
>wall except on my mother's side my great great grand parents were "free"
>blacks in the same area. Looks like they had slave owners as friends and
>neighbors. My cousin tells me that after the "Civil War" they both died
>leaving several very young children that neighbors, a white family,
>raised them well into their teens.
>We could still be related both families were from Kentucky. Slaves often
>named their children after friends, family members and their "owners".
>Since William Wilson is a very common name with several William in his
>family my great great grandfather was called W. W. Wilson I believe.
>Sometimes I wonder what life was like then? W. W. Wilson had a wife and
>a dozen of slaves several women including my great great grandmother who
>had at least two children by him before he sold his daughter, my great
>grandmother. Two branches of the family differ about fate my great great
>grandmother one side thinks she died in child birth and the other
>believe both my great great grand mother and her daughter were sold off.
>Any way they kept his son my great great grand uncle.
>Wilson at afrigeneas.com wrote:
>Since writing this message I have located Nancy TEABOUT-SMITH-WILSON in
>the 1850 Hackensack Bergen County NJ Census with her 1st husband Charles
>SMITH and two of their children Salina and James.  I no she had two
>more boys with him John and Thomas SMITH.  She later had William,
>Eduard and Harvey WILSON with William (George, not sure if this is his
>name, she gave this name as the widow of George in the 1882 Passaic
>Directory). William, my Ggrandfather and her son, was born 1869,
>according to his death certificate. He married a full-blooded Delaware
>Lenape indian. His father William/George is who I don't know anything
>about.  Only that the informat on the death certificate said his name
>was William and he gave Kentucky as his birthplace.  I have very
>little info as you can see.
>I certainly hope you come up with more info on his wife.  I don't know
>if William/George came to NJ by way of TN, but if you have a story to
>tell, I'm a good listener.  Put it in writing.
>novche2 at webtv.net
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