I'm seeking information on Robert Donnelson CODY of Warren County, GA (Wife - Catherine "Kate" BRANTLEY). I know that Bob CODY owned my 4th Great Uncle Pierce CODY and Family. I'm attempting to confirm him as owner of my 4th Grandmother Catherine "Kate" who would have been loaned or sold to Rev. James Madison DICKEY as he traveled in 1859 to WILKES County, GA to oversee the reconstruction of the SMYRNA Church. Kate would have been about 10 years old.
I understand from Pierce's WPA Slave Narrative (below) the CODY family were HARDSHELL BAPTIST and traveling ministers/missionaries often visited their Plantation. The SMRYNA Church held union services in the 1840s for Presbyterian and Methodists.
1.) Would Bob CODY have been connected to Rev. DICKEY through his travels to plantations?
2.) Would Kate have been loaned or sold to Rev. DICKEY?
3.) Is there ANY documentation available that would shed light on the arrangement and/or confirm the relationship between the 2 owners?
Also if there are any ESTATE documents (bills of sale, inventory, indenture, wills, etc) available for Robert Donnelson CODY (or his descendants) I'd appreciate being able to view them.
My Family Website is www.OurGeorgiaRoots.com
and references to the WPA Slave Narrative of Pierce CODY & information on SMRYNA Church is below.
Thanks - Luckie DANIELS
Pierce CODY: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=mesn&fileNam...
The SMYRNA Church: http://hrcga.org/wilkes-smyrna/