1850 Davisdon Co, TN Census October 2, 1850, 9th Civil Dist. Pg 234b states:
Joseph W. Dabbs 33 b Va Mary D. Dabbs 43 b TN Lucy A Dabbs 7 b TN Eliza J Dabbs 3 b TN Minerva Mineace (or maybe Mineau) 15 b TN (really does not look like the enumerator spelled Menees) Ricard C. Dabbs 14 b TN Ann P Dabbs 12 b TN
Possibly this Mary D was a Ham who married a Menees then Dabbs/Dobbs.The spelling for Minerva's last name looks more like what is written above but we know the enumerators spelled phonetically a lot of times.This family was emuerated next to Samuel Ham which could have been Mary's father.
Does anyone have a Minerva Menees b around 1835 and can tell me if her Mother was Mary D Ham Menees Dabbs?If she is a Menees can anyone tell me Minerva's father.Richard and Ann are listed below everyone else in this census, so I figure Mary is not their mother, but step-mother.
Also, how does Mills Creek Baptist Church play into the Menees family.Does anyone know where I can get info on all the pastors who served this church?The Samuel Ham mentioned above is buried in this church's cemetery in 1854.