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Balaam/Baalam

Ginger Underwood (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jun 2005 2:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
My gr-grandfather (Willie Lewis) lived with his grandparents in 1900 in Liberty Hill, Dallas County, AL. His grandfather (Alexander Balaam) listed as being born in VA around 1820-21. In 1870, I found a Joshua Balaam and he is two years older than Alex. Both are listed as born in VA. I found a few Balaams in VA. One is listed as an overseer, and can't remember the first name. Anyone find any connections to Cumberland County, Cartersville, VA please let me know. In 1909 Lewis and Joshua Balaam were lynched. He was 91 years old and I would like to know the connection to Lewis. Lewis was listed as a clergyman and was 21 in 1909. Would like to know if they were born in slavery and how they got to Alabama.

Thanks,

Ginger

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