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1820 Franklin census help
Posted by: Corey Olsberg (ID *****2199) Date: April 03, 2011 at 01:21:22
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There is a Thomas Westall listed in the 1820 census records of Franklin County, Tennessee. It is an alphabetical census which means it is an alphabetized copy of the original. The enumerator did not visit the homes in alphabetical order. He handed his work over to another person to rewrite in alphabetical order or he did it himself later. There are bound to be some transcription errors in this system. I contend that Westall is actually Vestall or it is a variation of Vestall. Can anyone tell me anything about this Thomas Westall? He has a total of 37 people living with him. 27 white folks, 9 slaves and 1 free person of color. There has got to be some kind of records on a guy like this still laying around somewhere. Please reply. Thanks! Corey

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