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Winney/Blessing_ Seek Family Photograph and Native American Info

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Re: Winney/Blessing_ Seek Family Photograph and Native American Info

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blessing/Blesing; Winney
Thank you so much for all your work...

Thanks for correcting me on the Virginia/West Virginia issue. I knew that there was a change where West Virginia was split off from Virginia but I didn't know when...

It's funny about how Census takers would look at the most dark, obviously non-white people and call them "white."
I have some family photos from that side of the family though many members were obviously "not fully white," especially the women of the family, they were listed as "White." Perhaps they had the whitest looking person come to the door when the Census taker came !
But then there were many mixed races in the Indian territories and what was not tolerated in society in general was overlooked when -- as in my GGGGrandfather's case since he was the county constable -- was tolerated. I wonder how the Census taker wrote down the race of James Earl Jones's family-- he's white, Indian and Black !

Thanks very much again...

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