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A few days ago I started searching the census in Ancestry.com to locate some of my Jefferson family relatives. I found an 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 census. Henrietta Jefferson was my great grandmother. In the 1870 she is four years old and her family was inhabiting the area north of the Dan River in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Her father was William T. Jefferson and her mother was Matilda J. In 1870, she had a old brother William T. and an older sister Nannie. Henrietta also had a twin sister Mary A. She also had a younger brother David A.
In 1880 she is living in the area South of the Pigg River and three more children have been born, Valeria, Welton or Melton and Cland M. Also in the 1870 and 1880 census William Jefferson's mother Mary is living with them.
Through my search I have discovered that her father was a civil war veteran. He enlisted as a Seargeant on June 29, 1861 at Rorrer's, Virginia in Company E 57th Infantry Regiment. W. T. Jefferson was discharged for wounds on June 13, 1864. He served three years in the same company.