Hi Angela, my name is Art Bowens and I met you at our Black Geneaology Search Group in Denver last year. I am researching slaves of George, Elizabeth, Rufus, Van Buren, Lafayette, and George W. Hinton of Noxubee County, MS. George Hinton willed his slaves to his wife Elizabeth. They were in Beat 5, Township 14 and Township 16. Is there a place I can look to see the names of their slaves. Thank you very much and I really enjoyed your presentation at our Heritage Fest.
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
I just listened to your Podcast ... literally, tears are running down my face. Your explanation of my site is superb, but what touches me more is that you GET IT. You fully understand what I'm trying to do, and this warms my heart to no end. To listen to this Podcast makes me know that I'm doing the right thing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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One of these days, we'll meet in the flesh. Financial concerns this year prevented my attending many functions, but I'll try to meet you at the FGS next year. Again, my sincere thanks.