Alethea FOLEY

Female - Yes, date unknown

Personal Information

  • Name Alethea FOLEY 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • Alathea had been born a slave, reputedly the daughter of her white master, and after a few years she had been given to a relative of her owner as a wedding gift. There she had started her training as the personal maid of her new mistress, and her life had not been hard. But the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves had separated her from all protection and guidance, and developing into an attractive young woman had not helped. A white man named Anderson had found her mulatto youthfulness too tempting, and she had become the mother of a quadroon son. The child, William Anderson, was at this time four years old, and she was working in the Haslam kitchen to support him.
    Person ID I14437  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

    Family Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Carlos"Patrick" HEARN, ,known as Yakumo Koizumi after 1895,   b. 27 Jun 1850, Santa Maura, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1904, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1874  the home of a friend of Alethea in Cincinnati Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Although the courthouse records for that period were later burned in a riot, Lafcadio seems to have secured a license himself, apparently through withholding the fact that Alethea was a Negress. After his death Alethea's claim to a widow's share of his estate was denied on the grounds that such a marriage could have been performed only by fraud,but the court felt compelled to believe her testimony and supporting witnesses.
    Divorced 1877 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F6140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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