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1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules for Henry County, Georgia, USA
1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules for Henry County, Georgia, USA
(1) Nancy Askew is listed as the owner of 5 slaves ranging in age from 60 to 3.
(2) Based on the estimated year of birth from later census records, I have deduced that the 34 year old male is George Askew.
(3) The 31 year old male listed is likely George's brother, Jackson.
(4) The 16 year old female is likely George and Jackson's sister, Ailsey.
(5) It is unknown at this time who the 3 year old male could be.
(6) The 60 year old female is probably their mother, Ludi. 
 
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1880 United States Federal Census for Adaline Tillman
1880 United States Federal Census for Adaline Tillman
(1) Adaline was about 14 years old at the time of enumeration. 
 
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1880 United States Federal Census for Frances Tillman
1880 United States Federal Census for Frances Tillman
(1) Frances Tillman is recorded as 12 years of age. 
 
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1880 United States Federal Census for George Tillman
1880 United States Federal Census for George Tillman
(1) George is recorded as six years of age. 
 
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1880 United States Federal Census for Green Walker
1880 United States Federal Census for Green Walker
(1) 1880 Census records Green's age as 50, which would give him a birth year of circa 1830.
(2) Green is living with his wife, Elner (sic), and children in Finney, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(3) Children recorded in the home: Seazer, Green, Bennie, Henry, and Thomas. 
 
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1880 United States Federal Census for Wash Goode
1880 United States Federal Census for Wash Goode
(1) Wash's age is recorded as 28 which would put his birth year at circa 1852.
(2) An's age is recorded as 27 which would put her birth year at circa 1853. 
 
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1900 United States Federal Census for Abraham Tillman
1900 United States Federal Census for Abraham Tillman
(1) Abe Tillman's year of birth is recorded as February 1830.
(2) Abe Tillman's age is recorded as 70.
(3) Emilie White's year of birth is recorded as January 1840.
(4) Emilie White's age is recorded as 60. 
 
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1900 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
1900 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
(1) 1900 Census recorded Ellis' month and year of birth as July 1880.
(2) Ellis' age was recorded as 19 at the time of enumeration. 
 
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1900 United States Federal Census for Howard Hearnard
1900 United States Federal Census for Howard Hearnard
(1) Lived in Richardson, Walton County, Georgia, USA in a rental home on a farm.
(2) Worked as a farmer. Likely a sharecropper or tenant farmer.
(3) Lucy had 16 children, but only 11 were still living at the time of enumeration.
(4) 9 children lived in the home.
(5) 2 nieces also lived with the family. 
 
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1900 United States Federal Census for Rufus Tillman
1900 United States Federal Census for Rufus Tillman
(1) 1900 Census recorded Rufus as a 3 year old female.
(2) Rufus is living with his parents, William and Henrietta, and his siblings in White, Jones County, Georgia, USA. 
 
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1900 United States Federal Census for Washington Goode
1900 United States Federal Census for Washington Goode
(1) Washington's date of birth is recorded as March 1847 and the age is 53.
(2) Anna's date of birth is recorded as September 1850 and the age is 49. 
 
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1900 United States Federal Census for William H. Tillman
1900 United States Federal Census for William H. Tillman
(1) William's date of birth is recorded as June 1870 and the age of 30.
(2) Henrietta's date of birth is recorded as May 1874 and the age of 26.
(3) The 1900 United States Federal Census documented that William and Henrietta had been married for 11 years.
(4) The 1900 United States Federal Census documented 4 children in the home: Mathis (or Matthew), Roberta, Emma, and Rufus (recorded as "daughter"). 
 
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1910 United States Federal Census for Bessie Carter
1910 United States Federal Census for Bessie Carter
(1) 1910 Census recorded Bessie and her brother, Harry, living with their aunt, Anna Thompson in Mountain, Walton County, Georgia, USA.
(2) Bessie's age is recorded as 4. Harry's age is recorded as 3.
(3) Anna, Bessie, and Harry, have their race recorded as Mulatto.
(4) Anna's home is owned and located on Vinegar Hill Road.

 
 
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1910 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
1910 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
(1) Lived in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA at 456 Broad Street.
(2) Dennis was a grocery store merchant and homeowner.
(3) Dennis and Pearl had been married for 9 years.
(4) Pearl had given birth to 2 children, but none were alive at the time of enumeration. 
 
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1910 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
1910 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
(1) 1910 Census recorded Ellis living with his wife, Annie, and children in Whites, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(2) Ellis and his family are renting a home. The enumerator did not specify whether it was on a farm.
(3) Ellis can read and write.
(4) Children recorded in the home: Annie, JT, Mary, and Ellis, Jr. 
 
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1910 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
1910 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
1910 United States Federal Census recorded Nancy and Henry as being married for 13 years. This would put the year of their union at circa 1897. 
 
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1910 United States Federal Census for Robert Terrell
1910 United States Federal Census for Robert Terrell
(1) 1910 United States Federal Census recorded Robert as living in District 0163 in Walton County, Georgia.
(2) Robert's age is recorded as 27 and Sarah Henyard's is recorded as 17.
(3) The census recorded Robert and Sarah as married for less than 1 year with no children between them.
(4) Robert's children with his previous wife, Mollie Vinson, Choice and Lucille, are living in the home with them and recorded on the census.
(5) Robert was unable to read or write and never attended school. Sarah also never attended school, but could read and write. 
 
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1910 United States Federal Census for Rufus Tillman
1910 United States Federal Census for Rufus Tillman
(1) 1910 Census recorded Rufus's age as 13.
(2) Rufus lives with his parents and siblings in White, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(3) Rufus works as a farm laborer.
(4) Rufus can read and write. 
 
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1910 United States Federal Census for William H. Tillman
1910 United States Federal Census for William H. Tillman
(1) William's age is recorded as 38.
(2) Henrietta's age is recorded as 36.
(3) The 1910 United States Federal Census documented William and Henrietta's length of marriage as 20 years.
(4) The 1910 United States Federal Census recorded 4 children in the home: Matthew (or Mathis), Roberta, Emma C., and Rufus. 
 
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1920 United States Federal Census for Abraham Tillman
1920 United States Federal Census for Abraham Tillman
(1) Abe Tillman's age is recorded as 88, which would put his year of birth at circa 1832. 
 
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1920 United States Federal Census for Bessie Carter
1920 United States Federal Census for Bessie Carter
(1) 1920 Census recorded Bessie and her brother, Harry, as living with their aunt, Anna Thompson in Mountain, Walton County, Georgia.
(2) Bessie's age is recorded as 13. Harry's age is recorded as 12.
(3) Both children have attended school.
 
 
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1920 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
1920 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
(1) Lived in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA at 456 Clinton Road. In 1910 Census it was Broad Street.
(2) Pearl and the children, Mabel and Dennis, Jr., are recorded as Mulatto.
(3) Dennis worked as a Train Porter for the Railroad.
(4) Pearl worked as a Saleslady at a Retail Grocery.
(5) They were full homeowners as their mortgage had been paid off at the time of enumeration. 
 
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1920 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
1920 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
(1) 1920 Census recorded Ellis and his family as renting a home on a farm in Whites, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(2) The children recorded as living in the home: Syclemal (sic), Carlton, Willie May (sic), Ellis, Jr., Irene, and Giney Lu (sic).
(3) The Census also recorded a grandson of Ellis and Annie's living in the home: A.D. Tillman. The enumerator did not record the name of the parent(s). 
 
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1920 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
1920 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
(1) 1920 Census records Nancy and her husband, Henry, as renting a home on a farm in Finneys, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(2) There are 2 children in the home: Claude, and Nellie (sic).
(3) Henry's mother, Elleanor Walker, lives in the home as well as Nancy's father, Abraham Tillman.
(4) Nancy's age is recorded as 43, and Henry's is recorded as 47.
(5) The household members that are unable to read and write are Elleanor Walker and Abraham Tillman. 
 
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1920 United States Federal Census for Robert Terrell
1920 United States Federal Census for Robert Terrell
(1) 1920 Census recorded Robert and his family as living in the township of Lindley in Walton County, Georgia.
(2) Robert and Sarah have had 4 children together: Magnolia, John, Sam, and Lizzie. Choice and Lucille are still in the home.
(3) Robert is now able to read and write. I am assuming that he was taught by Sarah.
(4) Lucille and Choice never attended school, but are both able to read and write.
(5) Sarah's race is recorded as Mulatto. 
 
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1920 United States Federal Census for William H. Tillman
1920 United States Federal Census for William H. Tillman
(1) William's name is recorded as "Bill" and the age is 44.
(2) Henrietta's name is recorded as "Henny" and the age is 40.
(3) The 1920 United States Federal Census recorded 1 child living in the home: Rufus.
(4) The family is recorded as living in Whites, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(5) Rufus is recorded as 27 years of age.
(6) Rufus is working as a farmer. 
 
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1930 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
1930 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
(1) Lived in Chicago (5th Ward), Cook County, Illinois, USA on South Parkway in a rental home.
(2) The family paid $85/mo in rent.
(3) The family had 5 lodgers living with them at the time of enumeration.
(4) Dennis worked as a repairman for a photo engraving company.
(5) Pearl worked as a practical nurse for a private family.
(6) The children, Mabel and Dennis, Jr., were still living in the home. 
 
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1930 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
1930 United States Federal Census for Ellis Tillman
(1) 1930 Census recorded Ellis and his family as renting a home on a farm in Whites, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(2) Ellis is recorded working as a farmer.
(3) Children recorded in the home: Ellis, Jr., Irene, Gracy Le (sic).
(4) Ellis and Annie are also recorded as having 2 grandsons in the home: AD Tillman and Rufus Tillman. The enumerator did not record the name of the parent(s). 
 
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1930 United States Federal Census for Hensetti (sic) Tillman
1930 United States Federal Census for Hensetti (sic) Tillman
(1) 1930 Census recorded Henrietta as living with her oldest son, Mathis Tillman, in Polkville, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA.
(2) Henrietta's marital status is recorded as widowed. 
 
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1930 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
1930 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
(1) 1930 Census recorded Nancy and Henry own a home on a farm in Hawkins, Jones County, Georgia, USA.
(2) Henry worked as a farmer.
(3) Nancy and Henry's grandson, Henry N. Walker, lives in the home.
(4) Nancy and Henry's niece, Nettie Mae Walker, lives in the home. 
 
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1930 United States Federal Census for Robert Terrell
1930 United States Federal Census for Robert Terrell
(1) 1930 Census recorded Robert and his family living in District 0006 (Broken Arrow) of Walton County, Georgia.
(2) Lucille, Magnolia, John, Samuel, Mary S., David, Robert L., Odessa, and Gracie M. are the children recorded as living in the home.
(3) Choice Terrell is not listed as living in the household for this census.
(4) Only Mary S., David, and Robert L., are recorded as children that have attended school, though all children are able to read and write. 
 
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1930 United States Federal Census for Rufus J. Tillman
1930 United States Federal Census for Rufus J. Tillman
(1) 1930 Census recorded Rufus and his family as living in the township of Mountain, Walton County, Georgia on Cap Jackson Road.
(2) Rufus is recorded as a homeowner and working as a farmer.
(3) Rufus is 29 years old and his wife, Bessie, is 24.
(4) According to the census, neither Rufus nor Bessie attended school, but both could read and write.
(5) There are 4 children recorded as living in the home: Rufus, Jr., Merrell (recorded as a 3 1/2 year old male), Ethelene (sic), and Lucile (sic).
(6) He is recorded as having WW Veteran status. 
 
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1940 United States Federal Census
1940 United States Federal Census
(1) 1940 Census recorded Robert and his family living in the township of Allen in Walton County on Social Circle Road.
(2) The children recorded as living in the home were Samuel, Mary, David, Robert, and Odessa. 
 
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1940 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
1940 United States Federal Census for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
(1) Lived in Chicago (5th Ward), Cook County, Illinois, USA in a rental home at 5649 Michigan Ave.
(2) The family paid $65/mo in rent.
(3) Six lodgers and one relative (Roscoe Evans - cousin) lived in the home.
(4) Dennis worked as a doorman at a tavern and earned $1040 the previous year (1939).
(5) Mable and Dennis, Jr. were not living in the home at the time of enumeration. 
 
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1940 United States Federal Census for Henryetta (sic) Tillman
1940 United States Federal Census for Henryetta (sic) Tillman
(1) 1940 Census recorded Henrietta living with her cousin, Edd Glouer (sic) in North Brook, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA.
(2) Henrietta's age is recorded as 67.
(3) Henrietta's marital status is recorded as widowed. 
 
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1940 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
1940 United States Federal Census for Nannie Walker
(1) 1940 Census recorded Nancy as widowed.
(2) Nancy is recorded as living with her son, Claude, and his family in Hawkins, Jones County, Georgia, USA. 
 
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1940 United States Federal Census for Rufus J. Tillman
1940 United States Federal Census for Rufus J. Tillman
(1) 1940 Census recorded Rufus as a homeowner living on a farm in Mountain, Walton County, Georgia, USA.
(2) Rufus' age is recorded as 38 and his wife, Bessie, is recorded as 35.
(3) There are 8 children recorded in the home: Rufus, Jr., Mary Bertha (sic), Etherlene (sic), Loucile (sic), Jeraldine (sic), Almia Lee (sic), McKinley, and L.O. Dennis (sic). 
 
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1942 Draft Registration Card for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
1942 Draft Registration Card for Dennis H. Tillman, Sr.
(1) Dennis was 59 years old when he registered for the WWII Draft. 
 
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Abstract from FamilySearch.com from the 'Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998'
Abstract from FamilySearch.com from the "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"
 
 
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Abstract from FamilySearch.org of Cook County Death Certificate
Abstract from FamilySearch.org of Cook County Death Certificate
 
 
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Alexander's Batt'n Riflemen, Georgia Mil.
Alexander's Batt'n Riflemen, Georgia Mil.
War of 1812 
 
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Columbus, Ohio, City Directory, 1929 for Carrie Tillman
Columbus, Ohio, City Directory, 1929 for Carrie Tillman
(1) As of 11 Mar 2018, I have been unable to find a marriage license and certificate for the union between William Tillman and Carrie Nivens.
(2) The earliest supporting documentation I have found is on page 1573 of the 1929 City Directory for Columbus, Ohio.
(3) Carrie is listed as the wife of William at the address of 482 Will Alley. 
 
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Death Certificate of Abraham 'Abe' Tillman
Death Certificate of Abraham "Abe" Tillman
(1) No date of birth is recorded on the death certificate.
(2) Age is estimated at "about 85 years old."
(3) Cause of death was Bright's Disease with Arteriosclerosis as a secondary/contributory cause of death. 
 
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Death Certificate of Bessie Lee Carter
Death Certificate of Bessie Lee Carter
(1) Bessie's usual occupation is recorded as Domestic Work.
(2) Father's name is recorded as Sammie L. Carter.
(3) Mother's name is not recorded.
(4) Her husband, Rev. Rufus J. Tillman, was the informant.
(5) Bessie was buried on 22 Feb 1946.
(6) Bessie was a DOA.
(7) Primary cause of death was Hemorrhage with Childbirth listed as the contributory cause. 
 
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Death Certificate of Ellis J. Tillman, Sr.
Death Certificate of Ellis J. Tillman, Sr.
(1) Date of birth recorded as unknown.
(2) His wife, Annie, was the informant.
(3) Died at 3:30PM
(4) Cause of death was Tuberculosis. 
 
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Death Certificate of William 'Bill' Henry Tillman
Death Certificate of William "Bill" Henry Tillman
(1) Date of birth is recorded as 6-18-1879
(2) The informant was his 2nd wife, Carrie Nivens Tillman.
(3) His mother is listed as "Emma" White instead of "Emilie" White.
(4) Principle cause of death was cancer of the prostate gland, with abscess of the rectum as a secondary/contributory cause of death. 
 
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Family History, Genealogy of Robert Lee
Family History, Genealogy of Robert Lee
(1) Letter regarding Robert Lee's will, and his children.
(2) Submitted by Jeremy Pruitt. 
 
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Georgia, Death Index, 1919 - 1998
Georgia, Death Index, 1919 - 1998
Source citation verifies Nancy Tillman's date of death. 
 
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Georgia, Marriage Record From Jones County, 1900 for Ellis Tillman
Georgia, Marriage Record From Jones County, 1900 for Ellis Tillman
 
 
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Georgia, Wills and Probate Records for Josiah Askew
Georgia, Wills and Probate Records for Josiah Askew
(1) 3 September 1844: Probate document shows Nancy Askew taking possession of Josiah Askew's inventory after his death.
(2) Nancy, unable to write or sign her name, marks with an X.
(3) Nancy's sons, Uriah and John, are noted as witnesses.
 
 

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