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Subject: Re: [FARMER] LOOKING FOR FARMER'S IN ALABAMA
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:28:14 -0000
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Searching for Farmer in 19th century AL, unknown county:
I'm looking for a man named Farmer who had two children who were born in AL circa 1843 and 1850. The father himself was probably born in GA, and I think his parents were John and Amy Richardson Farmer. In 1860 James, 17, and Clarissa, 10, were listed as orphans in the home of John and Amy in Floyd Co., GA. So I'm theorizing that John and Amy had a son who moved from GA to AL where his children were born. I'm also assuming that that son had died by 1860, so his children lived with their grandparents. It seems that I should be able to find the father, James, and maybe even Clarissa in the 1850 census, but, so far, that has not happened.
During a trip (September, 2009) to Floyd Co., GA, to look at county records on microfilm in the library and to research at the courthouse, I determined that there are no guardian bonds or adoption records for James and Clarissa.
I'm interested in this family because my husband's gt.gt.grandmother was Clarissa Farmer who married Wiley Bobo in Floyd Co., GA, in 1846. I believe Clarissa's parents were John and Amy Richardson Farmer; that she had a brother who went to AL; and that her brother named a daughter for her. She would be the 10 yr. old orphan in 1860.
If anyone knows anything about this family, I would be very grateful for any information.
Barbara Wilson Dooley
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