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- I suspect that Alex and Thomas are brothers. Related in some way at least. They seem to be the only reported Person families in the Weldon area. Alex is either Thomas' much younger brother, or nephew. Waiting for more leads. R. Finley Sr - 07/14/2007
Update: I missed on the first census that Thomas was married prior. Alex, could be his son. Thomas would have been 16 or 17 when Alex was born. This is a possibility. - RVF,SR. - -09-05-2007
- The 1850 Slave Census shows a Thomas J. Person that owned 39 slaves. Some of which were Mulatto. Mostly girls.
Garysburg, Weldon, South Weldon, Halifax, and Jackson all surround Northampton. The Person Family may have originated with North East, North Carolina. North Carolina in fact had the largest number of Person Families in 1840 to 1910. Source: 1840 and 1910 Census Records.
- A new Person Family Discovered is the same region. Garysburg, NC. Garysburg is only about a mile away from Weldon. I have a hunch that the Weldon Persons and Garysburg Persons are related. One reason is that Leroy Person, who was found on the 1930 census in Weldon, lived in Garysburg at most until the 80's. Garysburg is walking distance.
The 1930 Census also lists a John Q,or John T Person. Family names copied below for quick and easy reference:
- Willie L Person, 38 - Possibly Martha's son?
- Naomi Person, 30
- Hortense Person, 11
- John Q (T) Person, 8 - Interesting to note that this John is close to same age as the other John T. in the Weldon Census taken just 5 days earlier. Probably just coincidental, but noted anyway.
- Phyllis W Person, 6
- Ethel Nyche, 20 - Servant
- The 1870 Census in Garysburg, which is walking distance from Weldon, mentions this Person family. Posted for posterity. All report parents are from North carolina.
- Ellen Person, 50 House Keeper
- Lewis Person, 26 Farm Laborer
- Sarah Person, 18 "" ""
- Gay Ray Person, 40 "" ""
- Jane Person, 23 "" ""
- In conducting my Person research.. I have contacted every single Person Family I could via Ancestry.com's Free Phone directory service. - R. Finley Sr - 07/16/2007