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From: marianne dillow <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Slaves
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:07:10 -0700 (PDT)
I was responding in a "off the top of my head" manner to the lady that posted on submitting slave data to the Afrcan website. I have a very large 3-ring album on my Roberts line from NC to KY. I haven't been researching this line for a long time because the generations to me have been proven. I never thought about giving slave information to that particular website because I had no knowledge of it until the lady posted her question.
Since my data is so large on this particular line, I will have to go back through all of my data to refresh my mind as to exactly what info I have. If I do have more info on the slavery issue in these documents I would gladly submit it to the African website so others might be able to benefit from it.
I never cared about genealogy at all until Alex Haley made his presentation on Roots. That made a definite impression on me. I have always been willing to share whatever I have that could benefit someone else in their research. I believe sharing is a good part of what genealogy and DNA is all about.
In this particular Roberts line of mine, in which the 1840 will involving slaves is included, there might be something I could submit to the African website. The interesting aspect of this will is that it originally included a son who was a minor and died before the will was finalized. This took many years through depositions in the family that was never resolved until 1840. The original will was much earlier and went on for years. I was lucky enough to make a trip to Ky. years ago and go to the courthouse and I have all of the original records of this dispute and the final resolution of it.
I am going to go through this data and see if there is any info I can contribute to the African website. it make take awhile though since this data and records are very extensive and some of the old time handwriting is hard to read in certain places.
Alex Haley is the reason I have been involved in genealogy for so many years and eventually prompted me in becoming involved in DNA and joining this mailing list.
Thanks for the reminder. I will check and see what all I have on this slavery issue and respond to this ladies request.
Rebekah Canada <> wrote:
Are you aware that there was a 'slave' census done in 1850 and again
in 1860? Do you have the household information for the family from
If the census data can be used to link the wills to the 1870 census
then it could add an entire generation to someone's tree.
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