To All... I had departed from this search for a while, checking out other surnames, but now I'm back and am requesting assistance with my Lennard surname.
My Lennard/Leonard was Sally Lennard/Sallie Leonard (spelled both ways in a single probate record), whose records are found in Bullock and Macon Co., AL (not so far from Coosa Co.) According to a census (1900), Sally was b. bet. 1855-65. She married Olin SPEED in 1884, in Bullock Co., AL.
According to a census, Sally was born in GA; according to family lore, she was all or part Native American (some say Cherokee, but could have been Creek.) Sally's husband, Olin Speed was the "mulatto" grandson of L.S. Speed (also mulatto), who descended from a Speed Family slave. Branches of various Speeds stem from the Carolinas and/or GA. I have not been successful in discovering which Speed relation Olin was a part of, but the family of George W. Speed, in Coosa, is a possibility. So are Speeds in Rabun Co., GA.
I know nothing more about Sally other than that she and Olin Speed had a fairly turbulent relationship (an aunt says that the mixed bloods just didn't mix ...) and Sally is believed to have spent some time is Pensecola, FL, presumedly with relatives; her daughter, Carrie, (my grandmother) and my mother visited her there. It is told that Sally was something of a "medicine woman". I do not know if Sally had any siblings or what their names may have been. I do not know if she derives from a slave family, but this is a possiblity. I am especially trying to determine where in GA Sally may have been born and who her parents were.
FYI, I am also researching: HARPER, FITZPATRICK, GREEN(E), LANE, DRYER, DRISKILL, LEWIS, HARRIS, WEATHERS in Macon Co.; TARVER and SPEED in Bullock Co., AL, and in neighboring east AL counties.
I will greatly appreciate any clues or leads on Sally, as I am completely stumped on this relation. (Dean, I remember our communication many months ago, but I was never able to download your file). If preferred, you can contact me directly by e-mail to: AMcLane101@aol.com
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