Project Roots: Askew – 1920 U.S. Federal Census

1920 U.S. Federal Census – Georgia, Clayton, Jonesboro, District 64
Sheet No. 3B – Enumerated on 20 January 1920
Roundtreeb(?) Road

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My grandfather, Lish Askew, was only 12 years old on the date of enumeration for this census year. Life is indeed fleeting, but witnessing just how fleeting it is on paper just makes me want to live my life out loud and regret nothing. Ten years after this enumeration, granddaddy was married and the head of his own household. What dreams, hopes, and wishes flowed through the mind of this 12 year old boy who was going to school and working as a farm laborer in the Jim Crow South?

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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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