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Wanda Feranandopulle

was born in Hyman, Florence County, South Carolina, one of the eleven children of Augustus (Guss) Law, Sr., and Eugenia Law, farmers who were formerly enslaved. Census data and public records offer different dates of birth. His 1955 death certificate, signed by his wife, attests to him being aged seventy-nine and born in 1893. According the Family Search genealogy website, an Augustus Law, Jr. is listed in the 1900 Census for Cains Township in Florence County with a birth year around 1879, with ten siblings and his parents. Finally, a “Delayed Birth Certificate” produced in 1950 attested to his birth on 12 May 1876. His parents were part of the post-emancipation generation of southern Black landowners who acquired approximately 15 million acres to farm after the Civil War. Augustus Law, Sr. was deeded 466 and a half acres of land in Marion, South Carolina, in 1873 ...