Armstead Morehead

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Armstead Morehead

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Death: Died
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Son of Presley Morehead and Mary Morehead
Husband of White wife of Armstead Morehead and Dinah
Father of James W Morehead and Thomas Morehead

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About Armstead Morehead

Armstead Morehead (1808 to 1865), had a son, Thomas Morehead, by his enslaved woman Dinah (whom other sources have recorded he treated as his wife - which I hope was true - but that might be sugar-coating the past, as many of us are wont to do). Dinah gave birth to Armstead's acknowledged son, Thomas Morehead, in 1837, or in 1859, depending on which reference one uses. Methinks there is some confusion here! Since Thomas was recorded as being born in Kentucky, it is possible that Armstead publicly acknowledged Dinah as his common-law wife and Thomas as his son, which he would have been less likely to do (even if he wanted to) if he (Armstead) had stayed in Virginia with the rest of his family of birth. The border states were considerably more realistic about life, birth, and men and women, than Virginia was (IMHO).

I must credit both Rootsweb and William Addams Reitwiesner’s work (wargs@wargs.com) on Muhammad Ali’s ancestry, who records Mr. Ali’s great-great grandparents as:

Armstead S ... Morehead, b. ... 14 Oct. 1808, d. Green Ridge, Logan Co., Ky., ... 1865 [non-marital liaison) Dinah , b. ... , d. ...

Tina Gardner (amateur historian)

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Armstead Morehead's Timeline

1808
1808
1836
December 14, 1836
Age 28
Kentucky, United States
1838
1838
Age 30
KY, USA
1865
1865
Age 57
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