Meeka Patience Tindal Cash [closed]

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Does anyone have a reference, other than the 1870 census, which shows Meeka's name to be Milcah?  My sister is going to look in my mom's notes.  [[Tindle-61]]

I have checked what I can find on Ancestry and Family Search  The 1870 census is the only record showing the name Milcah.  All others, show Meeka.  It is most likely a nickname.  There are even a couple of variations of that nickname. :(

I looked at all of the "Public" family trees with a Micah, and there are a lot of them with the name Micah, they all use the same source however.  The 1870 census.

I know my mom did research on my dad's side of the family, which this is, but do not know what she researched on Meeka in particular.   Just throwing this out there in the case that someone, has something, somewhere! :)  Keeping fingers crossed.

WikiTree profile: Milcah Cash
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in Genealogy Help by Betty Tindle G2G6 Mach 8 (85.4k points)
closed by Betty Tindle
Enumerators had to guess when dealing with one-off names.  I was looking at a Catlitt who's in a census as Catholic.
Ain't that the truth.  I am pretty sure it is her name, Milcah, that is. I just think it strange she went her whole life givng her nickname then towards the end of her life she gives her real name.  Could be some savvy census taker who thought to ask her her real name.  I bet he just didn't know it was the only time she had been asked.

Catholic, wow, that is different, isn't it?

1 Answer

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Milcah P Cash

United States Census, 1870

Name Milcah P Cash
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Georgia, United States
Gender Female
Age 50
Race White
Race (Original) W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1819-1820
Birthplace Georgia
Page Number 128






Joel Cash   M 63 Georgia
Milcah P Cash   F 50 Georgia
Joseph Cash   M 19 Georgia
Joel W Cash   M 11 Georgia


View the original document. The original may contain more information than was indexed.

United States Census, 1870

Household ID 937
Line Number 13
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M593
GS Film number 000545653
Digital Folder Number 004263483
Image Number 00347

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch( : 12 April 2016), Milcah P Cash in household of Joel Cash, Georgia, United States; citing p. 128, family 937, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,653.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
The handwriting on the census could have been better.
Yep, that is the one I am talking about, the only record, so far, that says Milcah.  Most others say Meeka.  Going to put her name as Milcah "Meeka" Patience Tindal and Meeka as her nickname.  Altho, having family in the south I can see where hearing Meeka might sound like Milcah or vice versa.  Thanks again Frank, for the magic. :)
I agree about the handwriting Frank.  There are a lot of census' with crappy handwriting.  Wish I could remember who, but yesterday I saw one with absolutely beautiful handwriting.  Made me wish they were all like that.

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