Amanda MILLWOOD had a relationship with James Lemul (Tink) HARRIS, bearing him several children, though he was already married to Nancy GALLMAN by whom he had three children. These folks lived in Union Co., SC in the area of present-day Adamsburg. Most are buried at Bethlehem Methodist church.
James L. Harris deeded land to Amanda and her children, whom he named on the deed, around 1889, and at his death in 1891, the deed was registered in the County Court House. Intriguingly, Amanda, who had appeared in the 1870 and 1880 censuses as MILLWOOD is called Amanda BRADLEY on the deed.
The relationship between Tink and Amanda apparently began just after his return from the Civil War and continued in some fashion for the next 15 to 20 years. Tink and Amanda were cohabiting apart from his wife and parents in 1870, but by 1880, he was living with his wife again and Amanda was next door. two of Amanda's children were listed in Tink and Nancy HARRIS's household, while their own children were listed with the grandparents, Samuel P. and Sophia HANCOCK HARRIS.
I've been trying to locate Amanda's parents without success--the records are confusing because there are three Amanda MILLWOODs in Union Co. of about the right age in 1850. I'm also interested in understanding the BRADLEY connection and in knowing what became of Amanda in the late 1880s or 1890s.
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