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My discovery that Thomas Baker’s church in Milford had a gallery for Indian slaves led me turn learn more...



The Milford church, called the meeting house, were my ancestor Thomas Baker worshiped had a “gallery” where slaves presumably stood during the service. Native Americans had been enslaved following the Pequot War in the 1630s.  The gallery was probably for slaves of this origin.  In Connecticut and throughout New England, where, 350 years later, descendants of Indians and Europeans still have an uneasy relationship, Indian slavery remains a rarely recited part of our history. …

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 20, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

A cemetery tells of Minnesota's pioneers era

The Richey family notes provided by Nancy Okeefe mention that the Layman family was involved in starting a cemetery known as the Layman Memorial Gardens. This information led us to discover the following remarkable and enriching story.

We don't often associate cemeteries with political movements, but the connection between Minneapolis…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 19, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery and the anti-slavery movement; the Laymans Legacy

The Richey family notes provided by Nancy Okeefe mention that the Layman family was involved in starting a cemetery known as the Layman Memorial Gardens. This information led us to discover the following remarkable and enriching story.

We don't often associate cemeteries with political movements, but the connection between Minneapolis…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 14, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery and the anti-slavery movement; the Laymans Legacy

The Richey family notes provided by Nancy Okeefe mention that the Layman family was involved in starting a cemetery known as the Layman Memorial Gardens. This information led us to discover the following remarkable and enriching story.

We don't often associate cemeteries with political movements, but the connection between Minneapolis…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 14, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments

Slavery in New Netherlands according to its apologists

The United States Census of 1790 was the first census conducted in the United States. It recorded the population of the United States as of Census Day, August 2, 1790, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 13, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

things I have learned about slavery by studying the life and times of my my Kentucky Womack ancestors

The first Womack to migrate from the Tidewater region of Virginia and settle in Eastern Kentucky was Archer Womack who settled near present Oldtown, Greenup County, probably about the time the county was established (1804).



Boone’s Trail
Boone's Trail that Archer Womack and his fellow frontiersman -- a Negro Slave --
 journeyed together to find a…
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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 12, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Things I have learned about slavery by studying my American ancestry; part 3

William Womack Sr.

William Womack Sr. was born in 1691 in Goochland Co., VA. William died in St. James Northern Parish, Goochland Co, VA before 16 Mar 1762; he was 71.i

In 1709 when William was 18, he married Mary C.…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 12, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Slave ownership in the context of Quaker beliefs and practices

The Womack family in America has its origins in the Quakerism of its progenitor. How did this impact their practice of slave holding?
Most Quakers owned slaves when they first came to America; to most Quakers "slavery was perfectly acceptable provided that slave owners attended to the spiritual and material needs of those they enslaved."…
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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 9, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments

"THE VAN ARSDALES SETTLE IN A FREE STATE" is a chapter in the family my great aunt Margeret Chadwick wrote called "The Lee Family of Spanish Fork Utah".  The section of her book that about the Van Ar…

"THE VAN ARSDALES SETTLE IN A FREE STATE" is a chapter in the family my great aunt Margeret Chadwick wrote called "The Lee Family of Spanish Fork…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 6, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

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