Posted By:Stephanie
Subject:Harriett Lou Grant, b. abt 1831
Post Date:July 09, 2012 at 10:06:45
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Forum:Richmond County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Hello! I am havin the hardest time trying to figure out what Grant family Harriett Lou Grant came from. She was born about 1831, I believe in North Carolina (according to the census records). She married John B Smith in Richmond County, North Carolina in January 1850, however I cannot find them on the census together (or separately, for that matter) that year. In 1860 John shows up on the census with the kids, but without her. Then in 1870 and 1880 she appears on the census with him and the kids. I see different people claim different parents for her. Even more intriguing (to me, anyway) is that on the 1860 census (without her) John and the children are listed as mulatto. The 1870 census (with her) the whole family is listed as white. The 1880 census (with her) the whole family is listed as mulatto, again. The were living in Wolf Pit, Richamond County, NC for all three census records (which I don't have a clue what area of the county that was).

Anyhoo, I am just trying to figure out who her parents are. I don't know if anyone has her in their family, but I sure would appreciate any help I could get!