Well it’s been an exciting research week for me and the realization of 1864 slave catcher’s receipts for Rose, Mary and Garrison CODY have birthed new life into my recently quiet CODY Ancestors! Read about this week’s events here – ROSE CODY: She Saying Something Now!:)
Eventually, I will post a copy of the receipts shared with me by researchers Mark AUSLANDER and J.P. GODFREY, my most recently discovered CODY-descended cousin. Eventually. Just doesn’t feel like the right time now.
- In 1864 when Rose, Mary and Garrison were captured they were presumably returned to B.J. CARR on behalf of Madison Derell CODY, one of my family’s slave owners and deceased Jeptha’s younger brother. Madison was Executor of Jeptha’s estate.
- Jeptha had an estate with many slaves at the time of his death, evident by the 1860 NEWTON County Census, Jeptha’s surname is misspelled CODEY. It lists him as owning 36 slaves.
- Emancipation arrived shortly after the October 1864 capture of Rose, Mary and Garrison.
- Many of Jeptha’s freed slaves remained in Wyatt and Oxford NEWTON County as evident by the 1870 NEWTON County GA Census.
- Though his residency […]