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George Geder's Blog – July 2009 Archive (4)

Jeter = Geda in 1870 census

Here's the 1870 census. It states that they all were from Virginia.

Also, the info is all over the place.

1. Phonetic spelling of the surname (here, it is spelled 'GEDA')

2. The son James is the actual property owner

3. The brother Jerry (Jeremiah) is not 63 yrs old ( he's more like 19)

James would be approx 2-3yrs in 1850 and 12-13 in 1860.

There are quite a few slave owning Jeters throughout VA - with slaves… Continue

Added by George Geder on July 17, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

African Ancestored Genealogy - Mr. James Jeter

Bradford Argus; Thursday, January 5, 1882

Photo copy from the Bradford County Historical Society, 1997.

-James Jeder (colored) having the last few days exibited signs of insanity - by telling everybody how much money he had made, and singing in the streets, &c., - was on Monday taken to the insane department of the poor-house, where the pure air of the country may restore him.


Bradford Reporter; March 23,… Continue

Added by George Geder on July 15, 2009 at 9:06pm — No Comments

African Ancestored Genealogy Research - Mrs. Emeline Jeter

This is my 2nd Great Grandmother.

I'm blessed to have inherited this Tintype from my Dad.

Also, I'm thankful to the Bradford County Historical Society of Pennsylvania for sending me the obituary a number of years ago. It reads:

-Mrs. John (Emma)Jeter, a colored woman aged 81 years, died in this borough last week and was buried from the colored church, the service being conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith.

She was a slave at…

Added by George Geder on July 13, 2009 at 6:20pm — 8 Comments

African Ancestored Genealogy - John R. Jeter

Here's my 2nd Great Grandfather, John R. Jeter.

His Obituaries reads:

"Bradford Republic; March 21, 1893

-Death of a Venerable Colored man.

Some twenty-five or thirty years ago, soon after the proclamation of emancipation was issued by Abraham Lincoln, there came to Towanda, we think from Virginia, John R. Jeeder, a colored man, formerly a plantation slave.

He was a tall, boney man of powerful physique, with the habits,… Continue

Added by George Geder on July 13, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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