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Slaves of Moody, Goolsby, Childress, Pye et al. VA and GA 1770-1870
  • unlmoodyn September 19
    I know that all the names above were connected by marriage and that the slaves of the Virginia branches are very likely ancestors of the Georgia branches. I can post the wills I have and other information so that those of us who are descendants can make connections via records and perhaps, DNA. My ggrandfather is Dick Goolsby 1870 census, Richard Moody in 1880.
    I have posted a summary of work someone did for me. If you recognize and of these people, please contact me and we can share info.
    SUMMARY

    Moses Childress (former slave), recorded on the 1870 Oglethorpe Co., GA
    census [mentioned by subscriber Moody], might be presumed to be a
    descendant of the slaves held by the ante-bellum Childress family of
    Oglethorpe Co., GA. The slaves that Joseph Childress "the Honest" took with
    him from Albemarle County, Virginia to Oglethorpe County, Georgia were
    Bel[le], Dick, Milla [sic – Millicent], and Tom. [see will of John
    Childress, Jr., supra] It must be
    noted that there are intervening generations between the documents listed
    above and the 1870 census, during which time further slaves may have been
    acquired by the Childresses of Oglethorpe Co., GA.

    Caroline Goolsby (daughter of Dick and Emaline/Everline Goolsby) may be
    presumed to be a descendant of the slaves held by the ante-bellum Goolsby
    family of Oglethorpe Co. GA. The slaves mentioned in the will of John T.
    Goolsby, Sr. of Oglethorpe, GA are Easy, David & Rose, Step, Lewis & Betsy,
    Little Will, William & Dolly. Again, there are intervening generations
    between the documents listed above (dated in the early years of the 19th
    century) and the 1870 census, during which time further slaves may have been
    acquired by the Goolsbys of Oglethorpe Co., GA.

    Regrettably, we have not yet collected any other records in Oglethorpe Co.,
    GA for the time frame that Moody is researching which might shed further
    light upon her folk.

    If the list-members have any information regarding the Goolsy and Childress
    families or their slaves in Oglethorpe Co., GA please share them with unlMoody. Many thanks.


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