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Revised Edition of Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimberly Latrice Harriott Feb 16, 2014.

Henry Green 41st USCT, Lancaster County PA
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anita Wills Aug 10, 2011.

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African American Mosaic

For those who are interested in the history of African Americans, and/or, who identify themselves as African American. Information and discussion of the ethnicity and racial makeup of African Americans
May 13, 2015
Stephen Brook commented on Anita Wills's group Page Paige Surname Group
"Hi Paige family, I am Stephen Paige Brook and my grandmother Paige was a genealogist for the DAR and left me with a very nice lineage of her Paige line. I also found a great book on the descendants of John Page that came to Haverhill, Mass in…"
Dec 28, 2014
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Page Paige Surname Group

This is a discussion board for those are interested in, or have information on Page (Paige) family surname. - Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and/or Delaware.
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African American Mosaic

For those who are interested in the history of African Americans, and/or, who identify themselves as African American. Information and discussion of the ethnicity and racial makeup of African Americans
Nov 9, 2013
Anita Wills replied to Anita Wills's discussion Revised Edition of Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color
"Christine, Thank you. It was a labor of love and quite exciting to find females going back to the 1600's.  Anita Wills"
Aug 23, 2013
Christine M. Worthington replied to Anita Wills's discussion Revised Edition of Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color
"Congratulations on your new book!  Sounds like a labor of love."
Aug 23, 2013
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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 Amazon.com 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…See More
Aug 23, 2013
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"Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color Revised Addition is now available @ http://ning.it/Oy8ohN."
Aug 23, 2013
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African American Mosaic

For those who are interested in the history of African Americans, and/or, who identify themselves as African American. Information and discussion of the ethnicity and racial makeup of African Americans
Jun 22, 2013
Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal left a comment for Anita Wills
"perhaps this might be the mill or one of them? I saw a different shot on the state park page: http://www.friendsofrcsp.org/contest/05photos/bflound01.jpg http://www.friendsofrcsp.org/contest/05photos/jtaly02.jpg just a thought, might be wrong lots…"
Jun 19, 2013
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"Lisa thanks for the pic., it looks like the one I saw previously."
Jun 19, 2013
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"Thanks Lisa. Yes my books are available on Amazon.com."
Jun 19, 2013
Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal replied to Anita Wills's discussion Revised Edition of Black Minqua Now Available 20% discount in the group Pennsylvania Ancestors
"nice to have so much history, didn't realize you'd already written books when I replied to your GW post, sorry!"
Jun 19, 2013
Anita Wills commented on Caro Nally's group Pennsylvania Ancestors
"I am looking for a picture of a Mill that is located in Ridley Park (Delaware County), which was owned by one of my ancestors. I believe the Mill is on Ridley Creek and there are pictures of it, which are not very clear. It was owned by George…"
Mar 19, 2013
Anita Wills commented on Caro Nally's group Pennsylvania Ancestors
"For Ellen Healy. Thank you!"
Jan 12, 2013

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Baxter, Bonaparte, Martin, Ruth, Darby, Caldwell, Green, Pinn, Lewis, Bowden, Boyd, Evans, Jackson, Johnson
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Africa, America, England, Spain, Canada, South America
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
Native and African American Genealogy, Free Persons of Color, Gullah Geechie Culture, Tri-Racial Communities of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
To document family History.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://minqua.ning.com

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Canada's Black Settlements & The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was neither

Underground, nor was it a Railroad. It was in essence a series of

conductors, safe houses, trails along rivers, secret routes, sometimes

walking, and other times hiding in wagons. Before Europeans arrived,

North and South America was comprised of thousands of Native American Tribes. Native Cultures date back at least

ten thousand years, having traveled over the Bering Strait into North America. As America

was Colonized, the… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 8:00pm

The Christiana Resistance Precursor to the Civil War - Christiana Pennsylvania

The Christiana Resistance thought of in some corners as a precursor to the Civil War. It is one of the many events in American History that is not widely known.



"A major episode in African-American history, along with John Brown’s raid, was the Fugitive Slave Rebellion in Christiana. This event was a harbinger of the Civil War. Frederick Douglas referred to the Christiana Riot as “… the battle for liberty.”



On September 11, 1851, Slave owner Edward Gorsuch, his son… Continue

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 1:51pm

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At 2:15pm on June 19, 2013, Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal said…

perhaps this might be the mill or one of them? I saw a different shot on the state park page:

http://www.friendsofrcsp.org/contest/05photos/bflound01.jpg

http://www.friendsofrcsp.org/contest/05photos/jtaly02.jpg

just a thought, might be wrong

lots of photos on that site though :)

At 6:12pm on July 18, 2012, Martha Gale Torregrossa said…

Hi Anita,

Many od m mother's relatives came from Pennsylvania and in the area of Chester County, some of my mtdna matches for surnames are Greene, Proctor, Long, Silvers, and many more. I am Jewish and quiet and admixture. I am looking for information on Nancy Jane Manuel/Emanuel and her husband Johnson Brewigton of Sampson County, NC. Nancy's daughter was Polly Ann Brewington married to a  Bennett Jackson, his name may have been Arthur also. I a death certificate oly for Polly Ann Brewington with her parents and spouse's name on it. They are connected to the Brewington's of Tennessee and Sampson County and possibly South Carolina. My mtdna test shows that my maternal ancestors were European from Northern and western Europe. My haplogroup is H10e2 that evolved outside of Europe from Iberia before migrating to North Europe Russia and Finland. I do have Native American and Artic Ancestry. Basically a female from my maternal ancestors married a mulatto man of African and European ancestory or a black man and man and some continued to marry within the black american community while others married europeans and Native Americans. My desire is to find information on my Nancy Jane Manuel/Emanuel and her ancestors. Many of them left Pennsylvania and traveled through  West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and finally settling west of the Catawba River, Lincolnton, Winston-Salem, Rockingham, Pender County, Wayne, Duplin and finally Sampson County and Cumberland County. I know that many of the family divided along racial and cultural stigmas. Some migraed to California, Mississippi,Florida,  Louisiana and Texas. While many left Sampson County and moved to Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Michigan has the largest Finnish Community and much of my mtdna leads to Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon, Utah, and Minnesota where you will find people of German and Finnish ancestry. The English side of my mother's ancestors lead to New York, Connecticutt, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

At 5:10pm on November 11, 2010, karen maureen scott said…
my husbands gggggggrandfather was in the revolutionary war,,after the war he came to nova scotia in 1783 his name was willam scott and joined in charles city va..he was a servent to berry harden,, In the book of negroes it says he born free about 1758.we would love to know who his parents were, or anything more about him.you can e-mail me at,,,,,twinarrows@ns.sympatico.ca thanks karen
At 4:22pm on October 11, 2009, robyn anderson said…
i want to sincerly thak for post your family stories . i think they are so amazing and inciteful. i love learning about here . i am a history buff . hearing stories of those of fami;ies of long ago are so on point . i have heard stories though out my life about my family way back but i would love to learn more

robyn
At 6:29pm on August 30, 2009, Richard Bynum said…
Thanks Anita. My family is historically AME, so that's a great idea. I'll take a look and make a few calls to see what I can discover. Thanks again.
At 8:19am on August 24, 2009, Betsy Henderson said…
Hope you have received the informatin on the next family reunion in 2010 in Va. Beach. I did send your information to the Chairperson.
At 8:58am on July 15, 2009, CHASTITY said…
Welcome to genealogywise.com, Anita!
 
 
 

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