Mariah Frances “Dote” Denham

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Mariah Frances “Dote” Denham

My Paternal Grandmother.

Her death certificate listed her parents as Jim Holbert and Dorthy Denham. Informant was her daughter Georgia Thomas.

Dote was her nickname. She was Mama Dote to her family.

My Grandmother and Grandfather had several children but never married. My grandfather was White and my grandmother was Black.

Mama Dote first child was by Amos Moore. The rest of her children was by John Thomas Burge.

Mama Dote had a sister by the name of Jane who also had several children by John Thomas Burge. She also had a sister by the name of Sealey Denham.

The results of my DNA testing shows that my grandmother's ancestors came from Cameroon and the Congo River Basin region. Many slaves from the coastal regions of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea ended up in Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina.


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  • Created by: Jackie
  • Added: 10 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12305247
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mariah Frances “Dote” Denham (15 Jun 1876–6 Mar 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12305247, citing Lake City Cemetery, Scott County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jackie (contributor 46788388) .