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Lucy Attwood (Atwood/Atword) Overstreet-b. 1838 US; d. 1898 Ontario, CANADA

Lucy Attwood (Atwood/Atword) Overstreet-b. 1838 US; d. 1898 Ontario, CANADA

Posted: 29 Nov 2013 2:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for relatives of, or information about LUCY ATTWOOD (ATWOOD/ATWORD/ATTWORD), born in the USA about 1838, possibly Cincinnati, OH and died 1898 in Ontario, Canada. I believe that her father was SEABORN ATTWOOD and she probably had at least 3 siblings: 1 brother (poss. Alex) & 2 sisters (one named NANCY who married HENRY MILLER in Kent Co., Ontario in 1863). Her family moved to Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario, CANADA sometime between 1851-1856, where Lucy married CLAYTON or CLAYBORN OVERSTREET (b. about 1815 KY). Lucy & Clayton/Clayborn had at least 11 children born in Kent Co., Ontario:
1. James (born 1856)
2. Mandy (born 1859)
3. Edward (born 1860)
4. Milla (born 1862)
5. Eliza (born 1864)
6. Sarah (born 1866)
7. Moses (born 1868)
8. Leah (born 1870)
9. Jane (born 1872)
10. George (born 1875) &
11. ALbert (born 1877).

I've had real difficulty tracking the ATTWOOD, etc. family in the US Census before their move to Ontario. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Lucy Attwood (Atwood/Atword) Overstreet-b. 1838 US; d. 1898 Ontario, CANADA

Posted: 6 Dec 2013 9:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
On 1851 census living with Lucy and Clayborn Overstreet are Nancy, 18 and Delilah Atwood, 20.
Lucy's sisters? Both born in US.

I also checked all the US census on familysearch but no luck with any of your Atwood names.

1881 census says Lucy was born Alabama.
1891 census gives George 17, and Joseph 15.
Also says they were Mormon. Have you checked with their records?
If they were born in Kentucky and Alabama I doubt if they would have been included in early US census.
On an Albert Overstreet's marriage rego it says his mother is Hattie Lawson, father Claborn Overstreet. He is aged 23 so born c 1888. On his death rego it gives father as Edmund J Overstreet and mother Hattie Lawson so I guess he isn't your Albert.

http://www.ckblackhistoricalsociety.org

There's several articles on Google regarding black history in Chatham and surrounding areas.
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