The Tilley's mentioned in the court case were:
Joseph & Elizabeth Tilley
Edward Tilley (Ned)
I found the family in the 1870 Census:.
|"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M463-G8Z : accessed 23 May 2013), Joseph Smith, .|
They initially were difficult to find because I was searching for Tilley's while they were going by the last name Smith. Why? I have no clue. Perhaps they received backlash for suing a white man immediately after slavery? Or maybe it was just an error? All just wild guesses, could really be anything. I do know that they go back to using Tilley by the 1876 Missouri Census.
My 3rd Gr- Grandmother Mariah was on the very next census page go figure!
She had already married My 3rd Gr-Grandpa William Jackson and started a family.
This left me with one Tilley left to find in 1870 (or so I thought! But that's another blog!), my 3rd Gr. Grand Uncle Edward "Ned" Tilley. I found him in Jefferson City, Missouri in the Penitentiary of all places.
I immediately wondered what he did to get sent to prison. Until this, I haven't found much scandal in my family history. I must say it was kinda exciting!LOL! What I found out was kinda fascinating...
To Be Continued ........