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: Tillman – 1930 U.S. Federal Census

1930 U.S. Federal Census – Georgia, Walton, Mountain, Militia District 454
Sheet No. 3B – Enumerated on 8 April 1930
Cap Jackson Road, Enumeration District 0018

Note: Line #80 is bolded because the documented information is incorrect.  Merrell Tillman should have been documented as Daughter and Female.  However, since Merrell is considered a masculine name, the enumerator likely assumed that Merrell Tillman’s gender was male.

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

1930 U.S. Federal Census – Georgia, Walton, Militia District 416, District 0006
Sheet No. 2B – Enumerated on 5 April 1930
Jersey and Loganville Road

In 1930, my great-grandfather, Robert Lee Terrell, Sr. was a sharecropper living and working on a farm in Walton County, Georgia. His place of work and residence was on Jersey and Loganville Road.

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

1930 U.S. Federal Census – Georgia, Heard, Texas, District 0003
Sheet No. 4B – Enumerated on 17 April 1930
State Highway Franklin to Roanoke

My great grandfather, Robert J. Goode, Sr. was living in Texas, Heard, Georgia in 1930. The family lived in a rented home on a farm, where he worked as a farmer, most likely as a sharecropper. Based on the information documented on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census, some time between 1930 and 1940, the family relocated to Randolph County, Alabama.

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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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