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Revised Edition of Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color

Just released my 4th book, Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color, which is a 2nd Revised Edition. It is African American History, Non Fiction, and will be available at in Mid September. The first book was written about my ancestors, who were labeled Free Persons of Color in Colonial Virginia. The Chronicles include the Lives and Times of Mary and Patty Bowden, (Mulatto Indentured Servants to George Washington's Family), Charles and Ambrose Lewis (Revolutionary War Seamen and Soldiers), Rawley, Robert, John, Billy, and Jim Pinn (Fought at the Siege of Yorktown, Rawley and Robert were brothers, while John, Billy, and Jim, were sons of Robert). Mary Bowden's Grandmother was Lydia Hilliard (b. abt. 1690, Westmoreland County VA), a White Indentured Servant to William Monroe, the grandfather of President James Monroe. She bore a child by an unnamed negro male, who was Indentured to William Monroe Sr. for 30 years (because of her status as a Mulatto).

The stories are told within the Historical Content of the characters, who lived Quasi-Free lives, at the mercy of the Laws of Colonial Virginia. The book is revised and updated and includes a section on DNA Testing, Genealogy Research, and a Glossary of terms.

Also available at, Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color 1st Edition, Pieces of the Quilt: The Mosaic of An African American Family, and Black Minqua The Life and times of Henry Green.

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Congratulations on your new book!  Sounds like a labor of love.


Thank you. It was a labor of love and quite exciting to find females going back to the 1600's. 

Anita Wills

Congrats on the publication!  My ancestor came to Jamestown in 1616.  Looking forward to reading about anothers family history.  Michael Farmer, Baileys Harbor, WI.

Congrats! Another must-read to add to the list.



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