Regarding Susan Barnes - November 1857-September 1906
Seek parents and a family connection.
Susan Barnes was born in Alabama in November 1857. Her parents are unknown. She was the mother of ten children. I was told that she used a spinning wheel and then took the thread and made cloth on a loom. She then used this cloth to make clothes for her family.
Susan is buried in the Appalachian foothills in Smithville Cemetery, Monroe County, Mississippi, beside a massive magnolia tree.
My informant was her son Walter Jay Pugh. His memory was good. He told me that his mother was an orphan along with her sister Fanny. I have not found their parents. I believe the children should show up on the 1870 AL Census Index. I do not have access to that census record. The following records show Susan:
1900 Mississippi census Itawamba County Beat 4 Supervisors district 1 E.D. 40 sheet 6 9 June 1900 James M. Wenna, enumerator (Questions can read can write can speak english - 3 answers ) Pugh, James I. Head W M Oct 1855 44 M 22 Ala Va Va farmer Yes Yes Yes Susan wife W F Nov 1857 42 M 22 9 8 Ala Ga Ga Yes Yes Yes Eula dau W F Nov 1881 18 S Ala Ala Ala Yes Yes Yes Mattie dau W F Apr 1882 17 S Ala Ala Ala Yes Yes Yes Thomas son W M Apr 1885 15 S Ala Ala Ala Yes Yes Yes Walter J. son W M Aug 1888 14 S Ala Ala Ala Yes Yes Yes Ollie dau W F Aug 1890 9 S Ala Ala Ala Yes Yes Yes John son W M Sept 1892 7 S Ala Ala Ala Yes Yes Yes Zana dau W F Nov 1894 5 S Ala Ala Ala Yes Yes Yes ========================================================================================================= 1880 Randolph County , AL ED 111-7 Family 59 J Isaac PUGH 24 AL/VA/VA Susan E. 21 AL/GA/GA Fanny Barron 22 AL/GA/GA =========================================================================================================
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