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all the information on Hugh Lavender is certainly appreciated. It should be noted that the county Hugh moved his family to in 1822 is Greene Co. AL, named after General Nathaniel Greene, and its seat is not Utah but Eutah, named after the Battle of Eutah Springs. Hale County was not formed from Greene County until after the Civil War. Hugh's son John L. Lavender married Rebecca Sant. A lady named Emaline Lavender, age 78, is (on the 1900 census) living in the household of Spinster Lavender sisters Sallie and Martha, and is also reported as single. (Sallie and Martha are daughters of John L and Rebecca Lavender.) Curiously, Emaline Pool is recorded on the 1870 Hale County census as a black woman age 48 with two children. Her residence is two doors from the household of Sallie Lavender and her two spinster sisters. On the 1880 census, Emaline Pool is living in the household of Sarah Lavender, and she is a white widow, age 57 . I leave it to others to unravel the enigmas of 19th Century censuses.