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1838-1896 The progenitor of my maternal family line.

Birth:
1838 1
Cliftonville (Noxubee) MS 1
Death:
11 Jan 1896 1
Cliftonville (Noxubee) MS 1
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Birth:
1838 1
Cliftonville (Noxubee) MS 1
Male 1
Death:
11 Jan 1896 1
Cliftonville (Noxubee) MS 1
Cause: Unknown 1
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Burial Date: 1896 1
Burial Place: Unknown 1
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Birth:
Mother: Mary Gordon DUNN 1
Father: John Edward GAVIN 1
Marriage:
Bettie WARFE 1
Cliftonville (Noxubee) MS 1
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Race or Ethnicity:
Scottish 1

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The Origins of Robert & Bettie

Cliftonville (Noxubee) MS

Robert Lewis Gavin was born in 1838 into a family that migrated from Spartanburg SC. His family were all farmers and they owned many slaves prior to the Civil War. Robert was a Confederate soldier.

His "consort" was Bettie WARFE, whom we believe was brought to MS from VA as a 9 year old slave. Our family story says she was traded to one of the Gavin's for a horse. She and Robert had 17 children together without the benefit of marriage, which was illegal at the time for people of different races.

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