Earlier in the year I was researching Fredrick Epps Mayo, Jr. I wasn’t getting anywhere so I put it aside hoping a fresh start later on would be more successful. This afternoon I decided to have another go at it.
Right off the bat I found the 1900 Census. It listed Fred, his wife Lucy and their children, Alma, Anna, Willie and Walter. There was a boarder living with them named Josie Truetham. They were all living in Lincoln Parish. It was dated 25 Jun 1900.
I was happy. Maybe I would have better luck this time. That was when I noticed that I already had the 1900 Census for him. I checked it out thinking I had made a mistake. There was no mistake. There they were: Fred, Lucy, Alma, Anna, Willie, Walter and Josie the boarder. In Monroe, Ouachita Parish. It was dated 13 Dec 1900.
I am sure this has happened before, just not to me. It makes me want to go back through my tree and check all the other families.