I was adopted and am at a lost end. I am trying to find parents for my paternal and maternal grandfathers that were both mulatto.
Ed or Edward Miller born abt 1864 in Mississippi. Perhaps Tunica MS
Frank Williams born 1892 Madison County, Virginia
It looks because I have birth dates it would be easy. Ed Miller raised family in Kansas. He was 30 years older than his wife. They had 13 kids.
Frank Williams spent most adult life in Brooklyn NY
Anyone with info contact me. Thanks!
I was searching MS marriages and came across the word "griff" describing the color of persons who were "African American". This was something new. I googled the word and came across to different descriptions or definitions. one was from and article writtemn by Walter Johnson. In the Journal of American History,"The Slave Trader, the Whit slave, and the politics of Racial Determination in the 1850's. June 2000. Stating that they described slaves for example, "the griff colored boy", or "not black", "nor mulatto". another found in freedmen page states griff as " one black parent and one mulatto parent". I also found the word griff as "the lightest color". Can you elaborate on the word or do you know why the word was used at all. I look up the definition in the Oxford English Dictionary and found many definitions.Walter Johnson The Slave Trader, the White Slave, and the Politics of Racial Determination in the 1850s The Journal of American History, 87_1 The History Cooperative.mht
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Hi Angela. My tie to Tippah is a JAMES family. My direct ancestor didn't stay too long, moved to Tishomingo (now Alcorn) about 1861. I did have an ancestor join Falkner's (7th MS) Cavalry during the civil War. He didn't stay too long either. He lived in the most southeastern part of Hardeman County, TN so I guess it was easier to join a Tippah County unit. I have ties in Alcorn, Tishomingo and I'm sure they scoot on into Tippah too.