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Sharing The Dark Secrets of Our Ancestors

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Today, I’m sharing the dark secrets of my ancestors… literally. In 1857, one of my relatives died and he didn’t leave a will but his possessions went into probate. Those possessions included twelve people, many of them children. These twelve people need to be remembered. None of them have last names but they may have taken the surname of the people who held them in servitude; Wroten, Williams or Marsh. There are both black and white Wrotens. I’d love to connect the two family lines but I can’t do it by myself. Speak up if you know these people!

Slaves from the probate of Thomas Wroten, Amite County, Mississippi (McComb) 1857:
Jonathan born about 1834 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then Washington Wroten
Sam born about 1827 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then Delila Wroten
Bob born about 1841 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then T Elbert Wroten
Margaret born about 1833 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then John A Wroten
Milly born about 1821 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then Elizabeth Williams
Pol born about 1857 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then Elizabeth Williams
Silvey born about 1844 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then E Westley Wroten
Renee born about 1846 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then Levi Wroten
Harriet born about 1848 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then Leaven Wroten
Eliza born about 1850- Slave of Thomas Wroten and then J Lafayett Wroten
Andy born about 1855 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then J Lafayett Wroten
Jack born about 1853 – Slave of Thomas Wroten and then Thomas L Marsh

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry. Available hereSecret Genealogy:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

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