Abram and Amanda Cleag

Tintype of an African-American Couple. From: Auction Finds

Abraham and Amanda Cleage – this is the first one I published in 2015 before I ordered their pension files.
Are you a married man? Abram testifies about his marriage and children
Sarah IDENA Cleag – Amanda and Abram’s daughter
“…necessity compels him to labor when he can” Physician testifies.
Death Certificate 1908 Abram Cleag
BOTH BURIED in Plot 40 – Both Abram and his granddaughter Avalon are buried in the same plot.
Deposition by Notary Public Shooner – Explaining why Avalon signed her grandmother’s deposition.
No Marriage Record Found
“…first came to Dr. Phillip’s plantation” – The deposition of Amanda and Abram’s friend Mason Davis
“X” Their Mark – Amanda’s mother’s deposition.
“…Amanda belonged to Alec, David’s brother” Jerry Cleage, formerly enslaved on the Cleage plantation testifies that Abram wasn’t married before he married Amanda.
RENTED land – Mrs. Mattie Davis, a neighbor of Amanda and Abram talks about how they met
“Had the soldier been married before his marriage to you?” Amanda testifies about her marriages
DEADRICK & DIVORCE – Amanda’s first husband gives his version of their marriage.
Amanda Cleag – Historical Re-enactment by the Long Beach California Historical Society
Death Certificate – Amanda