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Re: Spain Family in NC
Posted by: John Allison Date: September 23, 2000 at 16:45:21
In Reply to: Spain Family in NC by Teri Cogburn of 198

I am afraid I can't help with your request, other than to say I have an article on Austin from a book 'Old Families of Buncombe County, Vol II', but think this may be the same line I am trying to put together.

I am looking for info on Maggie SPAIN, whom the 1900 census of Buncombe, Co NC (Limestone Township) lists as married to James B. ALLISON (marriage of a James B Ellison and Maggie Spain recorded in Buncombe County 12/30/1885). Her mother, Ra(i)chel Spain, was also listed in the house. Her tombstone lists DOB as 1866, the 1900 census says May 1867 in NC; the marriage record says she was 20 in 1885 (=1865).

According to family tradition, she had a brother named Pinckney. If this is correct, she may be the granddaughter of Austin C. SPAIN, as the 1880 census of Buncombe Co lists Austin living with (among others) a daughter Rachel and grandchildren Pink and Maggie.

Thanks in advance for any info on this line.



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