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African-American Officers - KS, TN
Posted by: Denise Oliver-Velez (ID *****1834) Date: July 09, 2002 at 17:18:47
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My grandfather George OLIVER's first wife was a Mary OFFICER. He was born in TN, but grew up in Wabaunsee County KS. They applied for a marriage license in Topeka KS 01/05/1899.

They are found living in Topeka in 1900 census, married one year with their son Jewell (incorrectly listed as a daughter). I am trying to identify her parents and siblings - unfortunately she is listed in 1900 as born in 1881 so she is not on the 1880 census. Her parents are listed as born in TN.

In the 1920 census for Wabaunsee County KS my grandfathers cousin - also a George Oliver is h.oh. and his son-in-law is listed as a Leslie OFFICER.

The 1895 agricultural census index for Wabaunsee County KS lists a few OFFICER families, however there is no Mary listed:

Officer, Aaron        4       M       B       Kansas       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              8
Officer, C C       32       M       B       Tennessee       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              8
Officer, Emeline        57       F       B       Tennessee       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              8
Officer, Francis        2       F       B       Kansas       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              8
Officer, Gertrud        1       F       B       Kansas       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              20
Officer, Henry [Jr.]       3       M       B       Kansas       Wabaunsee       City of Alma              385              5
Officer, K D       30       M       B       Tennessee       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              20
Officer, Mabel        2       F       B       Kansas       Wabaunsee       City of Alma              385              5
Officer, Malinda        22       F       B       Tennessee       Wabaunsee       City of Alma              385              5
Officer, Ollie        6       F       B       Kansas       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              20
Officer, S        26       F       B       Canada       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              8
Officer, Sara        30       F       B       Michigan       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              20
Officer, Walter        3       M       B       Kansas       Wabaunsee       Newbury Township              387              20

Would be interested in hearing from anyone researching African-American Officer's from either TN or KS.


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