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Re: Forsyth County History/Information
Posted by: Gordon Golding (ID *****9068) Date: March 18, 2010 at 06:28:12
In Reply to: Forsyth County History/Information by Brandon Porter of 538

Brandon -- welcome to the world of genealogy! There is not as much information available online for Forsyth as for Stokes, unfortunately, but Google can help out a lot. For example, cemeteries are listed here (http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/fors/index.htm) and here ( http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/forsyth.html).
You might also post over at Afrigeneas, where there are many people who will be happy to help with your search (although I just noticed that they forgot to renew their domain name -- oops!)
Lastly, for your particular query, you will undoubtedly have to check Lewisville in Chester Co. South Carolina. That's where Cora, born November 1897, was living with her parents Peter T. and Cornelia Blake. Her mother must have moved to Winston Salem after Peter died, sometime before 1910. Cora married Ulysses on May 12, 1919 in Winston Salem.
Back in Chester Co., Peter owned his own farm, although it was mortgaged. He was the son of Benjamin and Sealy Blake, both born around 1817. They were probably held as slaves by Joshua Blake.
All of this information was gleaned from census records on Ancestry.com.

I'll post on Ulysses Porter later. Hope this helps somewhat-- Gordon


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