Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Mahala Early - See Larry Shuck's Greenbrier County Court Records, p. 1999 in which he lists the " ...examination and trial of Mahala Early, a free woman of color who was charged with the crime of murder".  She was found to be not guilty.   In 1860, Mahala appears on the Greenbrier County Census as a mulatto female, age 54, a FREE INHABITANT, with James (14), Julia (25), and Wyatt (8 months). 

William Early - Husband of Elizabeth Kenny Early who he married on 9/25/1856 at Lewisburg.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Dolly Kenny.  He appears on the 1860 ensus in GC, Black Male, age 40, free inhabitant, laborer, with Elizabeth (19), Margaret (2 months), Mary (3), and Jincey Tate (15). 

Myles Early - Appears on the 1870 Census in Greenbrier County, Fort Spring District, Black Male, 35, farm hand, born in Va., with Sarah (32), Henderson (15), Richard (8), Nicholas (6), James (3 or 4), Lucy (2), and Jennetta (born 10/1860). 


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