Dembo Morrell (c.1810 - c.1873)

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Nicknames: "Morel", "Morrell", "Merrell", "Merrill"
Birthplace: Chatham, Georgia, United States
Death: Died in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
Managed by: Lizzie Keitel
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About Dembo Morrell

Slave of James Potter of:

Colerain Tweedside Plantation

The plantation known during the 19th and early 20th centuries as Colerain, or sometimes as Colerain and Tweedside, was a tract of more than 2,000 acres on the Savannah River about seven miles westward from Savannah. Originally this great plantation consisted of four individual crown grants contiguous to each other. As time passed these grants were subjected to many divisions and were held by diversified tenures. Finally, in the early part of the 19th century, the entire tract was consolidated as a great agricultural unit under the ownership of James Potter. Its operation as a plantation was continuous until the early years of the 20th century, when commercial and industrial organizations began encroaching on its valuable river frontage. Though the plantation lands are no longer legally bound together, names of old tracts and properties still persist.

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Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869 about Dembo Morel

Name: Dembo Morel

Registry Date: 1867

Location: Chatham

Record Type: Return of Qualified Voters

Election District: 1

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Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Dembo Merrell

Name: Dembo Merrell

Birth Year: 1807

Age: 65

Account Date: 8 Aug 1870

Spouse's Name: Peggy [Merrell]

Father's Name: Cato [Merrell]

Mother's Name: Fannie [Merrell]

Birth County: Chatham

Birth State: Georgia

Children: John,Dick,James,Wm,Maria,Ann Anderson,Joseph

Siblings: Nero, Ned,Margaret,Scilla

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1870 United States Federal Census about Dembo Morel

Name: Dembo Morel

Age in 1870: 63

Birth Year: abt 1807

Birthplace: Georgia

Home in 1870: District 8, Chatham, Georgia

Race: Black

Gender: Male

Post Office: Savannah

Household Members:

Name Age

Dembo Morel 63

Peggy Morel 45

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Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Dembo Merrill

Name: Dembo Merrill

Birth Year: 1810

Age: 65

Account Date: 15 Jan 1873

Spouse's Name: Peggy [Merrill]

Father's Name: Cato [Merrill]

Mother's Name: Fannie [Merrill]

Birth County: Chatham

Birth State: Georgia

Children: John,Dick,James,Wm,Maria,Ann,Anderson,Joseph

Siblings: Nera,Margaret,Scilla

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His Son:

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about John Morrell

Name: John Morrell

Account Date: 5 May 1868

Spouse's Name: Hetty [Morrell]

Father's Name: De?? [Morrell]***

Mother's Name: Peggy [Morrell]

Birth County: Chatham

Birth State: Georgia

Children: Lewis,Peggy,Rodney

Siblings: Richard, James

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His Son:

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about John Morrell

Name: John Morrell

Account Date: 5 May 1868

Spouse's Name: Hetty [Morrell]

Father's Name: Denbo [Morrell]***

Mother's Name: Peggy [Morrell]

Birth County: Chatham

Children: Lewis,Peggy,Rodney,John

Siblings: Richard,James,Jim,Maria

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His Son:

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Richard Morrell

Name: Richard Morrell

Account Date: 4 May 1868

Father's Name: Dunvoone [Morrell]***

Mother's Name: Peggy [Morrell]

Birth County: Savannah

Birth State: Georgia

Siblings: Jim, William, Marian, John

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His Son:

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Wm Morrell

Name: Wm Morrell

Birth Year: 1851

Age: 22

Account Date: 14 Mar 1871

Father's Name: Dombs Morrell

Mother's Name: Peggey Morrell

Birth County: Augusta

Birth State: Georgia

Siblings: James Morrell,Dick,Rodey,Miria Morrell,Ann,Anderson,Joseph

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Dembo Morrell, Slave of James Potter's Timeline

1810
1810
Chatham, Georgia, United States
1846
1846
Age 36
Chatham, Georgia, United States
1847
1847
Age 37
Chatham, Georgia, United States
1851
1851
Age 41
Chatham, Georgia, United States
1873
1873
Age 63
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
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Chatham, Georgia, United States
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