The University here in Gainesville does have the 1937 Defuniak Springs newspapers, but I'm sorry to report that nothing was found for Tish. I searched the 4 Mar, 11 Mar, and 18 Mar issues of the paper. I also went back one week from her date of death and searched just in case the date of death was off by a few days.
I copied the obit for Otis Brown from the Tampa Tribune, but somehow I doubt if he is the same Otis Brown you are looking for. It appears that he was from Jacksonville. I'll send a copy to the cox.net e-mail address you have registered with Genforum.
I wish I could have found more for you. It would be interesting to learn what the sponsorship thing was all about. I couldnít imagine anything like that being required past the 1880's. I sent an e-mail to a friend of mine who specializes in Florida research, and asked if he knows anything about the sponsorship requirement. I let you know if I find out anything from him.
Iím no expert, but Iíve always thought MU on the census records stood for mulatto, a person of black, and white ancestry. Iíve never heard of Indians being associated with the MU on census records, but again, Iím no expert. I thought only the so-called Black Seminoles were removed to Oklahoma, but maybe full bloods were too.
I hope you keep us here on Genforum updated on your research, I love a good mystery.
I wish you the best with you research.
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