|Happy Mother's Day!|
I am a descendant of Drucilla from my mother's Giddens family, this is how Drucilla is connected to me.
The first, and oldest, Drucilla Rhodes found was probably born before or during the early 1770s. Merchant, James Rhodes purchased land from Lackey and Mary Phagin. A Drusilla Rhodes was a witness to this record on October 1, 1793. She could not possibly be the mother of my 2nd great-grandmother born in 1841.
The second, and youngest, Drusilla Rhodes** is seen in the 1850 census (Sampson County, NC) as the daughter of Ingram Rhodes and Sarah Cox. This Drusilla was born in 1828. She can't possibly be my 3rd great-grandmother as Drusilla Rhodes Bradshaw was also found in the 1850 census, in Sampson County, with my 2nd great-grandmother and four older children.
|Some of Drucilla's property inventoried after her death.|
Drucilla died on May 10, 1858 and her estate records can be found at Ancestry.com. Thirteen pages detail her estate and the support for her minor daughter, Luellen Bradshaw (my 2nd great-grandmother).
Much more will be written about Drucilla and her family - three of her children married into the Giddens family.
1850 United States Federal Census for Drusilla Bradshaw. 1850. Web. 12 May. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8054/4204423_00370/12999522?indiv=try&h&db>.
Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998. Web. 13 May. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9061/007673179_00946/2574116?indiv=try&h&db>
Bradshaw, Barbara B. The Bradshaw Family & Other Kin-Folks. Texas, 2000. Print.
Find A Grave. Elizabeth Luellen Giddens (1841-1890)
The Graphics Fairy.Vintage Roses and Lily of the Valley. Web. 13 May. 2018. <https://thegraphicsfairy.com/vintage-roses-lily-valley-image/>.
Watson, Joseph W. Kinfolks of Wayne County, North Carolina, 1793-1832. J.W. Watson, 1986