George Gines appeared on the 1870 census of Caddo Parish, Louisiana as “George Guion.” In April, 1872, however, the Freedman’s Bank lists him as “George Guynes.” The bank record also lists “Ed” and “Henry” apparently as separate persons. The absence of Ed on the census, combined with known family naming patterns, had led me to surmise that they were the same person. Where was Ed in 1870? Later records suggest that he was alive then, having been born in about 1860-61.
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September 2, 2009 Wednesday at 8:15 am