Do you do research at the court house? I know they didn't do death certificates before 1910, but hoping they may still have some records of death. My great grandfather (Anthony Wilkins) died between 1900 - 1910. He is listed on the 1900 census and my great grandmother (Tena Wilkins)is a widow on the 1910 census.
Also I can't find my great grandfather on the 1870 census. He is in Grant Parish on the 1880 census living with an uncle (Wash Brandon)saying he was born in LA and parents born in AL. I found a Thomas Wilkins on the 1870 census with a son about the same age, but name is Esan. I'm sorta thinking this could be him, only because my grandfather's name was Thomas. But I can't find this family after 1870.
We are African American. What is your fee? I would appreciate any help. firstname.lastname@example.org