Yes, Mary Owings and Richard Owings are mulatto children of Madame Sophie E. McAlpin and slave trader Richard M. Owings. Daniel McAlpin is Amartintha "Minty" Draytons son - trying to establish if Sophie and Daniel are brother and sister. And why the use of the term madame. Sophie as so light she was able to pass through a whites only Charleston funeral home. Her son Richard came to Toxteth Park, Liverpool - a good many family still live in the area. Richard and his son Daniel Owings may well be the only mulattos to serve with white British soldiers during WWI.
Bill, I found this material, let me know if I can try and get it for you.
Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century:
Papers and Diaries
Holdings of the Center for American History,
University of Texas at Austin
Sarah Grimké Papers, 1825–1874,
Description of the Collection
Sarah Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of a wealthy, slaveowning family. In 1821, she left her family’s home and moved to Philadelphia. Sarah soon became involved in both the abolitionist and women’s rights movements. Both of these parts of her life are reflected in this collection. N.B. Other collections of Sarah Grimké papers are held by the Manuscript Division of the
Library of Congress and by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
0001 Introductory Materials. 3 frames.
Thanks for the invitation to join the group. Although I'm interested in learning as much as I can, however, am afraid I can't promise anything at the moment since I'm pretty well tied up with my partner's prostate cancer & my 86 yr old Mother's ongoing health problems. Still, please keep me posted?
Hello Bill, I would lke to get on the call at 5pm, but unfortunately I will be at work. My work schedule is 2:30pm to 11:00pm Monday - Friday. Maybe I can get on at some other suitable time for all. I am looking forward to it.
Hello Bill, yes the name Vanderhorst is Dutch. I believe some of my ancestors were enslaved by Vanderhorst slave owners in Charleston. The Vanderhorst slave owners had plantations in Christ Church Parish which is now Mt. Pleasant. They largest plantation was probably on Kiawah Island SC. I have found many of my ancestors in various records. My goal is to find the common link that would connect all Vanderhorst and Vandross with connections to the Sea Islands.
Thanks for adding me as a friend. By the way it was great speaking with you the other day!! I have signed up for Skye since we spoke, and now just have to figure out how to make it work. I don't know anyone on it, yet, but I shall figure it out, eventually.