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Workspace for Shelley Murphy's enslaved ancestors

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Date: [unknown] [unknown]
Location: [unknown]
Surnames/tags: Cureton Gowans
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This chart contains some basic information, that may be known or unknown, that can be used to help identify an ancestor. Once you add an ancestor to the chart, create a heading where you can list any sources of information to help with identification and can be used to improve the profile. Please note that the people contained in this chart may not have actually been enslaved at all, it is just a possibility. Records prior to around 1900 are difficult to find for any African-American. For assistance in creating profiles for those who's LNAB is unknown, please see Heritage Exchange Portal

How to use this chart:
Please don't be intimidated or otherwise put off by the chart. It is very easy to use once you know how it is structured. Really. the [ |- ] symbol is used to indicate the next line. You make it with a pipe [ | ] followed immediately by a dash [ - ]. The lines with data begin with a single pipe [ | ], then each cell is divided by double pipes [ || ]. The end is left open.

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|Eliza ?||abt. 1843||abt. 1871||abt 1864 Ambrose Cureton||?||?||?
|- (creates another line) The result is in the chart already.

Name Birth Death Marriage/Spouse Father Mother Slave Owner
Eliza ?abt. 1843abt. 1871abt 1864/Ambrose Cureton???

Eliza (?) Cureton

Known Sources:

"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD82-6R5 : 29 May 2021), Elizabeth Cureton in entry for Am ? Cureton, 1870.

Possible Sources: There were no "free blacks" found in the 1860 Census in Tennessee. Her husband is possible listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule for District No. 5th in Cocke County, Tennessee, pg. 5. ("United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9BSF-95?cc=3161105&wc=8BD4-929%3A1610412401%2C1610556901%2C1610413701 : 16 October 2019), Tennessee > Cocke > District 8 > image 5 of 12; citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).) These possible females of the correct age were found in the same district:

Page Age Color Sex Slave Holder Page Age Color Sex Slave Holder
Page 118MulattoFemaleLucinda Dewson
19BlackFemaleWilliam L. DewittPage 715 BlackFemale Henry Faubion
19 Black Female White Moore18 Black Female David Sansong
19 Black Female White Moore16 Black Female David Sansong
Page 215BlackFemaleJohn Inman16 Black Female Edward Monahan
17 Black Female James Swagerty18 Black Female Luna Chapman
17 Black Female James Swagerty15 Black Female Elizabeth Chapman
17 Black Female James SwagertyPage 816 Black Female John Wood
17 Black Female John Rover17 Black Female Laura Weever
15 Black Female John Rover16 Black FemaleJ. J. Penland
Page 416 Black FemaleWilliam Robinson18 Black Female N.H. Stokely
16 Black Female William Robinson15 Black Female N.H. Stokely
17 Black Female William Menott17 Black FemaleJohn L. Fetter
16 Black FemaleAlvy Jack17 Black Female Elizabeth Wood
Page 5*15BlackFemaleJonathan BiblePage 919 Black Female Gipson Wood
18 Black Female William Carter17Black Female George W. LaRue
15BlackFemaleJoseph WoodPage 1018 Black Female John W. Clark
Page 615 Black Female Green Allen16 Black Female Joseph J. O'Neil
16 Black Female C. M. MillerPage 1119 Mulatto Female WIlliam Jack
15 Black Female T A Faubion18 Black Female Sarah A. Coffin
Page 718MulattoFemaleJames Swagerty18 Black Female Sarah A. Coffin (in trust)
16BlackFemaleJames H. Yett16 Black Female C. A. Harrison

* Page 5 is where her husband was located.

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