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Another tidbit on Nelson G. Merry

I blogged today about my new subscription to GenealogyBank. Well, I was doing some more searching and found this notice in the July 10, 1866 issue of Columbus Daily Enquirer out of Georgia.

“Nelson G. Merry, a negro preacher in Nashville, was brought before the civil authorities on the 3rd inst and bonnd over in a bond of $1000 to appear before the next term of the Criminal Court to answer a charge of violating the law of Tennessee against amalgamation, in marrying a white man to a negress.”


As I’ve posted before
, a descendant of Nelson’s brother Napoleon found me through this blog, and I’m helping her out as I can here and there with information.

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