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Wilkes County, Georgia 1840 U.S. Census - Free Colored Persons - NONE

Wilkes County, Georgia 1840 U.S. Census - Free Colored PersonsTranscription by Keith Giddeon. From NARA Microfilm Series M704 Roll 53.
NOTE: Apparently, there were no free persons of color living in their own house in 1840 Wilkes County. All heads of household listed below are white.Free Colored MalesFree Colored FemalesDist.PageHead of Household0
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910
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2324
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3536
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5455
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99100
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910
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2324
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up164248Gilbert, Richard....1.....1.164248Plumb, David.........1..

WEALTHY VIRGINIAN'S DEMISE. Dr. Francis T. Willis, of Richmond, Falls Victim to Pneumonia.

Source: http://giddeon.com/wilkes/newspapers/story0009.shtmlWilkes County, Georgia Newspaper AccountsWEALTHY VIRGINIAN'S DEMISE.
Dr. Francis T. Willis, of Richmond, Falls Victim to Pneumonia.
Special to the Post.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 15.—Dr. Francis T. WILLIS, one of the most wealthy men in Richmond, died late to-night after an illness of only a few days. He was eighty-two years old and had pneumonia. Dr. WILLIS was a native of Washington, Ga., where he lived until 1868 when he came to Richmond. He left a library in that city dedicated to his daughter, Mary WILLIS JONES, whose husband, Capt. Pembroke JONES, was in the Confederate Navy. Dr. WILLIS was a Union man, but his only son was a Confederate Brigadier, and having been killed in battle, was buried here. Deceased was formerly President of what is now the Central Railroad of Georgia.
Washington, District of Columbia, The Washington Post, 16 January 1898, p. 1.

Wilkes County, Georgia Newspaper Accounts

Wilkes County, Georgia Newspaper AccountsNo Place Like Dixie.—The following paragraph, which we copy from the Washington (D.C.) Express, of Saturday last, is expressive of the feelings of thousands of colored persons who have been left dependent upon the cold charities of would-be philanthropists:
A Georgia Slave Returns to Her Master.
Some weeks ago an old negro woman about sixty years of age, named Henrietta McCLINTOCK, arrived here under the impression that she was reaching Little Washington, Georgia. On her arrival she met officer E. McHENRY, and told him of her troubles. During the war she had left her old master, Mr. Benjamin F. BARKSDALE, of Danburg, Georgia, and had wandered through Tennessee, until she was weary of such a life, and anxious to return to her "old master." She then inquired at an interior village the direction to Little Washington, and was directed to the ticket office, where a ticket to Washington, D. C. was sold her. This exhausted all her means, and a…

John H. Wingfield Obituary 1896

Wilkes County, Georgia Newspaper AccountsDIED.
WINGFIELD.—On Thursday, June 11, at his late residence, 85 Elm St., Montclair, N. J., John H. WINGFIELD, in the 66th year of his age. Notice of funeral hereafter. Washington, (Ga.) papers please copy.
New York, New York, New York Times, 12 June 1896, p. 5.

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Mrs. Adeline Willis

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Mrs. Adeline Willis
Relation:Mother in law of sister in law of my 4th great Uncle & more but hey.
Samuel Irvin is my maternal 4th great grand uncle. His Sister in law Anna Noy Hubbard m. Elnora married George Willis son of
Adeline Ragin Willis

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