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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY PREVIEW #8: CENTENARIANS: ANDERSON JEFFREY - 107 YEARS (1817-1924), P 2




I CHOSE THE AVATAR BELOW FOR ANDERSON JEFFREY


ANDERSON JEFFREY
(FEBRUARY 7, 1817 - FEBRUARY 18, 1924) = 107 YEARS
 BORN A SLAVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
1846 - MARRIED "SARAH"

LIVED IN SEVERAL STATES:  NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS
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IN DOING RESEARCH ON ANCESTRY.COM, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO NUMEROUS VITAL STATISTICAL RECORDS; INCLUDING BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES, CENSUS RECORDS, MILITARY DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, VOTER REGISTRATION RECORDS, CITY DIRECTORIES, SCHOOL YEARBOOKS, CHURCH RECORDS, ETC., ETC..ETC...

HOWEVER, THE INFORMATION MUST BE ANALYZED VERY CAREFULLY....THE MISSPELLING OF NAMES CAN BE VERY ANNOYING; BUT, IT IS EXPECTED...YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW MANY DIFFERENT WAYS I HAVE SEEN COMMON NAMES SPELLED...BUT, THESE CENSUS TAKERS COULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO KNOW HOW TO SPELL THE DIFFERENT VARIATIONS PEOPLE USE IN NAMING THEIR CHILDREN....BY LAW, ACCORDING TO ANCESTRY, THEY HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO SPELL THE NAMES PHONETICALLY....THE WAY THEY SOUND,  IF THE WEREN'T SURE..FOR INSTANCE, MY GRANDMOTHER'S NAME "BEULAH" HAS BEEN RECORDED AS "BULA" OR "BULAH" IN MANY RECORDS.....IN THIS CASE, I HAD TO SORT THROUGH VARIATIONS OF JEFFREY....SUCH WS JEFFRIE...JEFFRIES....AND; THERE WERE PEOPLE WITH THE SAME SPELLING FOR BOTH NAMES; SO, IT HELPS TO HAVE MORE INFORMATIONFROM OTHER SOURCES TO ENSURE YOU ARE LINKING THE RIGHT PERSON TO YOUR FAMILY TREE.THAT'S WHAT TAKES SO LONG TO DO ANCESTRY RESEARCH..BELOW ARE THE CENSUS RECORDS I FOUND FOR ANDERSON JEFFREY       -  BEGINNING WITH THE 1870 CENSUS...OF COURSE, HE IS OVER FIFTY YEARS OLD BY THAT TIME...SO, I AM DESPERATELY SEEKING THE PRIOR CENSUS RECORDS.....1840, 1850 AND 1860...THERE ARE FEW CENSUS RECORDS FOR 1810, 1820, 1830...ESPECIALLY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND BLACK  AMERICANS....BORN IN 1817, THE FIRST CENSUS HE WOULD HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN WAS 1820....I CONTINUE TO SEEK OUT THE "MISSING" CENSUS RECORDS; BUT, AS A SLAVE, HE MAY HAVE BEEN LISTED ON A "SLAVE SCHEDULE" WHICH HAD TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE SLAVE OWNERS....SOME LISTED THE NAMES OF THEIR SLAVES; BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, MOST ONLY LISTED THE SEX AND AGES OF THE SLAVES.  SO, IN ORDER TO FIND ANDERSON JEFFREY, I HAVE TO FIND RECORDS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND/OR NORTH CAROLINA....HOPEFULLY, I CAN FIND "STATE CENSUS RECORDS", AS WELL AS, FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS TO RESOLVE THESE ISSUES...NOTICE THESE ARE "SCHEDULE 1" FORMS; FORMS ADDED TO A PERSON'S INCOME TAX FORMS...I NEED TO FIND THE SLAVE OWNER WHO SUBMITTED THESE FORMS TO FIND MORE INFO ON ANDERSON'S EARLY LIFE...SO, I WILL SPEND MOST OF TODAY RESEARCHING NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA RECORDS FOR PLANTATION OWNERS; AND, HOPE HIS OWNER SUBMITTED FORMS WITH THE NAMES OF HIS SLAVES.

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1870 CENSUS -JULY 5, 1870 - MUTTON TOWNSHIP, NORTH CAROLINA





1900 CENSUS - ENUMERATED ON JUNE 01, 1900 - 12TH CENSUS
SCHEDULE NO. 1 - POPULATION
JUSTIAN PRECINCT, UPSHUR, TEXAS



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