I feel your frustration. I too wish for an easier way to use and manage the Shoebox. It's nice to have a place to store records until you can attach them to someone in your tree, but having to go through all those pages is…"
I remember back when you were looking for info on your ancestors. I am so happy you've had this breakthrough. Congrats!! George is right; there are many out there more than willing to help. Glad this paid off for you."
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"In 1880, his father was born in SC, and mother in MS; then in the 1900 census, it's just the opposite..so could be something there. If you know what statehe died in you should definitely check for a death certificate. Depending on when that…"
If your great grandfather was born abt 1864 he was probably enslaved, and his parents also. (Unless you have evidence that they were free persons of color..you don't say that so I'm guessing no). You need to locate them in the…"
Hello Sandra. I am Cristal Simmons. Stephanie Abrams suggested I contact you since we three have a common name and slave holder. My great great grandfather, Wiley Stocker, was enslaved by Nick Taliaferro in Arkansas. I understand from Stephanie that you are also researching this Nick Taliaferro. I have traced the Taliaferro family from Jefferson/ Dorsey (Cleveland Co.) Arkansas back to Wilkes and other counties in Georgia. I have also noticed a few other interesting things there; too long to put in this initial email. My ancestor Wiley was listed on the 1870 Jefferson County, AR census as Wiley Taliaferro but later changed his last name to Stocker. There are other Taliaferros, Alfred Taliaferro was his brother. Some of the famiy went by Tolliver. My grandfather told me this bit of information as well. My line took and kept the Stocker name. I have no idea where Stocker came from but I believe it was an old slave holding family Wiley or his anestors were associated with. I am very interested in knowing how you and Stephanie connect with Nick Taliaferro (praying for a hit on this line for years actually! ). I see that this is your last name. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
I am almost positive the black Taliaferro's migrated to Fulton Co. post-emancipation, like my Wingfields.
The Taliaferros of Washington-Wilkes were a wealthy slave owning family, their homes still standing to this day in the historic district. Their name is indigenous to Wilkes (by way of Virginia) & Taliaferro Co. was named for Col. Benjamin Taliaferro.
Hi Sandra, I have Taliaferro indirectly in my ancestry. My ancestor Samuel Short was married to Sarah (CATLETT) TALIAFERRO SALLIS, but I descend from a later marriage of Samuel's. I also descend from Edward DORSEY of Maryland.