Just curious. I have roots in South Carolina and Henry County, AL. The names Jake and Fred ring a bell. Jake and Hamp Chitty were brothers born in the 1840s. I'm a great grand daughter of Hamp Chitty (South Carolina). I recently found out his brother Jake and their mother, Penny, were listed in the 1870 Alabama census which was a surprise to me. Are you a direct descendent of Jake or Hamp? Hamp's son Fred (b.1888) was my grand father.
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