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This might be part of her family except the father's name is Richard Garner not James
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Your request for information has left me quite confused. If Salle Fisher was born in 1888, she was not born info slavery, which ended in 1865. Perhaps if you give us your grandmother's (one who told you the story) maiden name, birth year and place, someone will be able to trace the family back farther.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1890 Census; the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain records of Sallie Fisher/Sallie Garner and her family. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. See NARA’s 1940 Census Records web page for more information. For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
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found more information about your family
1930 Census shows Sallie Garner (she is a widow) and her son Otis Fisher (2 years old) living with another son Joe and his wife. Also shows a Dillard being Joe's son. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CJ35-ZT2
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRZ-W9RC death certificate for sallie mary garner born 1881
This link is to the 1920 Census in Boykins, VA for James Garner, age 60, Sallie M. Garner, 43, and 4 children.
The 1910 Census for Boykins VA lists Sallie Fisher, age 34, a widow with 6 children. The two oldest children were born in NC and the younger 4 in Virginia, which indicates that Sallie came to VA between 1896-1899.
Death Certificate for Joe Willie Fisher (parents John Taylor & Sallie Fisher)