Hello, have been doing my research on and off for about 25 years. Mostly on. Have much to share regarding my GGF Hilliard/Hill/Hilson Clements and his wife Tina/Tenor and nice children.
Talk these days says that the family is from "Eatonton" which does exist and has for sometime. The county of Putnam County is pretty much divided and segregated. As far as I can tell it still is this way.
I have spoken to both Black and Whites from this community and they have been most helpful with what they know and can remember.
I know (somewhere out there) there is someone who can help me out and that I can help out as well.
I have "footlockers" X4 of research information that I would love to share and perhaps somehow be able to jump ahead.
What we are talking about now, regarding my traceable family will just go to 1870. Previous to that I am in tax and property records of slave owners. (Clements) Yes, I have information on them back to the early 1700's. But, could really use some help on this line to.
I am sure that most of you share my frustration in one way or another. Slavery or not. That's what makes us very much the same. The same goal. So...if you have a lead or would like some information. Let me know. I am most willing to "start up" my quest once again.
Thanks, Carmen Clemons