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The Lynum Family

Updated February 20, 2008

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It is said that Granville Lynum, John Franklin and Melvina Pope were slaves on the plantation of Melvin Pope. The Popes were from South Carolina probably around 1830. Granville Lynum was sold to Billy Cammack. After the slaves were freed, Granville Lynum, whose former last name was Linois, remained on the Cammack farm until his death in 1893. Granville Lynum, John Franklin and Melvina Pope were siblings. Granville Lynum's wife, Elizabeth Horn (Betsy) was owned by severall families. Grandma Elizabeth was art Indian. She was quiet, quick- tempered and stern. She was the mother of 11 children by differnt fathers. Elizabeth's father was Ben Odoms, who came from Atlanta Ga. His father was a black slave and his motehr was a white indentured servant. he was educated and sent to Alabama to teach white children in private homes as there was no public school. He is buried on the old Cammack place near Grove Hill- Gosport Highway in the vicinity of the home of WIley Henderson. Granville and Betsy Lynum were my GGG Grandfather.

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