Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Six Degrees of separation The Edmund (Edmun) Downs Family Part 1


The one major brick walls in black African American genealogy are events prior to 1870. In my search for my family roots, I have looked for names, locations and relationships with other families. Possibly through this search, I might find more information about my family . I have found families who lived in Mississippi and Louisiana who married or where neighbors of my ancestors.  Following the end .of the Civil War in May, 1865 freedmen signed labor contracts to earn a living.  In the reviewing the Mississippi Archives for Pike County, Mississippi, I found the Edmund Downs family.

Name
Age
Planter
Date
Greene
16
Bacut? , Levy
10/12/1865
Edith
18
Bacut?, Levy
10/12/1865
Matilda
24
Bacut?, Levy
10/12/1865
Sarah
28
Bacut?, Levy
10/12/1865
Courtney
15
Bacut?, Levy
10/12/1865
Charles
17
Bacut?, Levy
10/12/1865
Caroline
35
Bacut?, Levy
10/12/1865
Edmund
35
Bacut?, Levy
10/12/1865









Edmund Downs Freedmen labor contract





How do I know this is the Edmund Downs Family? I will show evidence that this is the Downs Family in Part 2

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