MOST slave owners were farmers some large and others small. Very few were in the plantation class. Yes, I had several ancestors who were slaves in Missouri,Kentucky, Tennessee and Kentucky. Also, many of them were chiidren of white men of various social classes. Some of my white ancestors were SMALL farmers, whereas,others were NOT even slave owners. They just simply had liasons (most being mutually consensual ) with black women, with the mixed breed chiildren bearing there fathers last names. However, there were also, some unfortunate cases, in my ancestry where my black female ancestors were sexually taken advantage of by UNKNOWN white men. To my knowledge,I had only one white ancestor who even MIGHT fit in the plantation owning category. He was my ggg grandfather James Gordon (1810-1875), a judge in Columbia, Missouri. His father David Gordon (1770-1840) was one of the founders of Columbia, Missouri. James Gordon, according to the books, was a life long batchlor. But, he had a FREE live in mulatto mistress Henrietta Robinson (b.ca. 1815), by whom he had a daughter Cornelia Gordon (b.ca.1846) my great great grandmother. Henrietta can be seen in the 1860 Boone County, Missouri Census Schedules as living as a free woman of color in James Gordons household. The Gordon Home in Columbia, Missouri, GORDON MANOR, was destroyed by fire in 1998. It was a Federal style mansion built in 1823. The front porch was topped by a balcony supported by four one story Corinthian columns. Above the porch was a Palladian window. The house was on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Truer words have never been spoken !!! Some members are defeating their purpose of membership by making their comments and information private. Also, they are shielding themselves from obtaining more information about their own ancestors. Whereas, otherwise ,they could meet new LIVING relatives who could possibly, take them back several generations further and, bring to light pictures of their ancestors which they had never seen nor knew even existed. I am, also, a member of ancestry.com. Unfortunately, a multitude of members ,of that website, have private trees, only viewable to a selective few. It is amazing that some of these folks will use YOUR material and maintain private trees !! These people are just simply too selfish and stingy to share THEIR information with others ! In several instances, people have used stories and pictures I have posted. I sent them messages telling them that I was glad that I had material that they could use, and that I would love to see their trees. BUT....................... with only a few exceptions, no responses !! (lol) or (frown) !!!!!!!!!!
Hi! Thank you for your kind welcome. I apologize for not responding sooner, but I forgot my password... Finally, last night, I got another, and it's like seeing everything NEW again(It's been a long time since I was here!)!
Hi Sherry, Did I answer you back? I hope so. I was born in Houston & raised in Spring. I have many ancestors buried at Countyline Cemetery in Montgomery Co. If you have people buried there we are definately related. We have been traveling and my computer is down so I am using a library computer. Will try to get back to your reply a lot quicker than I did.
What is your Wooten linage? Great grandfather Sgt. & Lt. Edward Wooten, CSA, was the son of Shadrack "Shade" Wooten of Pitt Co., N.C., the son of Wm. Wooten, Sr., who wed Nancy Forbes, daughter of Patriot Lt. Arthur Forbes, Sr. If memory serves, he was the son of John Wooten. I was once an officer in our now defunct Wooten Family Assn. Much of it's research is in DAR library, Washington, D.C. By-the-way, it was found that DAR Patriot, militia Ens. Shadrack Wooten, though awarded a commission, never accepted it. Likely he still qualifies under some civil or other office or act?
Thanks Sherry, I found the button to join the group. I also was born in Houston, & raised in Spring, Texas. If this is your native stomping ground, we are probably cousins one way or another. What surnames are you researching? My main ones are Miller, Haberlie, Walker, Grizzard, Simmons, Pain, Melton, Tanner, Reaves, Smith, Johnson, Collins, Lacy, Barrett, Hanna, & McAdams. Most of them came from southern states Ga., Ala. Fla. & N.C. mostly. Hope we connect and can help ea other. Lillian
Here is what is Ancestry:
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Preston Wadkins
Enlistment Date: 13 May 1865
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Irvine, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Kentucky Three Forks Infantry Battalion on 16 Jul 1865.
Mustered out on 17 Jul 1865 at Irvine, KY.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Preston Wadkins
Age in 1860: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Home in 1860: District 1, Breathitt, Kentucky
Post Office: Jackson
Value of real estate: View image
Preston Wadkins 35
Celia Wadkins 33
Emly Wadkins 15
William Wadkins 13
Andrew Wadkins 10
Elizabeth Wadkins 8
Eda Wadkins 7
Moses Wadkins 6
Elijah Wadkins 5
James Wadkins 3
Josiah Wadkins 1
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Breathitt, Kentucky; Roll M653_357; Page: 273; Image: 273; Family History Library Film: 803357.
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Preston Wadkins
Home in 1880: Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Ceily
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Married
Preston Wadkins 53
Ceily Wadkins 51
Nannie Wadkins 13
Green A. Wadkins 18
Elvira Wadkins 10
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky; Roll 404; Family History Film: 1254404; Page: 573C; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 0753.
No, sorry. My Gray ancestors were in Anderson County at Antrim (no longer exists) and Elkart, Houston County north of Grapeland close to the Anderson County Line, and in San Jacinto County in and near Cold Springs (spelling, now), TX. Some of them are buried at the inaccessible Kyle Cemetery near Elkhart and many more at the Antrim Cemetery in Houston County. Good luck with your Grays.
I have not found much information about the Antrim Community in Anderson County. Have you?