Was Lida a Morris?

It has been mentioned a few times since I’ve started this journey that my enslaved, third great-grandmother was a Morris. I never really confirmed nor denied this possibility, until now. I came across a family tree on Ancestry that linked Lida as a Morris by way of the 1860 Slave Schedule for Henry County, Georgia, and a death certificate. In my opinion, it was an inaccurate lead, so I left it alone.

I decided it was time for me to delve deeper into Lida’s limited paper trail and ask myself, “What facts do I have?”

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Project Roots: Askew – 1930 U.S. Federal Census

1930 U.S. Federal Census – Georgia, Fulton, Atlanta, District 0137
Sheet No. 28B – Enumerated on 14 April 1930
Eden SE – X marks the house number

In April of 1930, my grandfather, Lish Askew and his first wife, Mary (MNU) were living on Eden SE. No house number was recorded.

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Project Roots: Askew – 1940 U.S. Federal Census

1940 U.S. Federal Census – Georgia, DeKalb, Emory, District 44-16
Sheet No. 61A – Enumerated on 4 April 1940
Briarcliff Road – No house number

In April of 1940, my grandfather, Lish and his second wife, Lady Beatrice (Ingram) were living with the family of his niece and nephew, Ross and Bertha Dabney.

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