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From: "Anne Bowden" <>
Subject: RE: [GAGWINNE-L] 1860 CENSUS LOOK-UP
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 20:24:08 -0700
Jan, my dearest and eldest friend in the world is Dessie Bradford, age 91,
widow of Marcus Bradford, who lives at the DeKalb Rehabilitation Center in
Decatur. Her Mother-in-law was Elzora BRAND, who married Thomas J.
Bradford. I have a separate database of the Brands and Bradfords I would be
glad to attach to an e-mail for you if you would like it.
I am also in touch with Dessie's oldest son, Wendell, and his wife, Diane,
in e-mail. Diane has recently got very involved with both her and her
husband's genealogy. Her e-mail is: I don't
know but what Dessie might remember something else about the BRANDS, too.
There is also Winton Teagle, e-mail He is a nephew, I
believe, of Marcus Bradford. I did some research for Winton some years ago,
and finally figured out he was kin to Marcus, so he thinks I'm the world's
greatest genealogist! <G> I also discovered that Diane and I are distant
cousins, which only goes to prove all Southerners end up being kin SOMEHOW!
I wouldn't put off writing Diane, either: Dessie isn't getting any younger,
she is 91 or so now. Her mind is good, her body is wearing out. When our
elders go, there is no one else to ask, either.
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> My greatgrandmother was Elizabeth Brand--some say it was spelled
> without the
> d. Family tradition is that the Brand's were quite wealthy, and when
> Elizabeth married Jack Rawlins, a Yankee, she was disowned--my
> grandmother was
> Sarah Ann Rawlins. Her father was Jack Rawlins. He died in
> 1889. She was
> borned in Buford in Gwinnett county in 1879 or 1880. She had two
> Thomas and William, and a sister, Susie. The brothers were older
> than she.
> My grandmother, Sarah, moved with her husband, William Joe Sephus
> Thomas, and
> his family to Texas in 1903. She never heard from her family again. My
> mother, who is almost 90, would like to know when her grandmother died.
> Another question--has anyone heard of a "poor farm" during this
> time period?
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