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Working early this morning on my friend’s African American line and came across this amazing transcribed document from a will in 1822 listing the transfer of ownership of slaves to their kids with their names listed. Many of these people lived in the mid to late 1700’s. It’s very rare to come across names and specific information of African Americans this far back. Usually they’re just listed as a number of livestock. So crazy!! 😠 DNA matches show some of these people’s children share the DNA of the slave owner. Some of their descendants also ended up in Yazoo, Mississippi and are related her Brown family! Feeling the spirit super strong with this new discovery! So excited! Can’t wait to process all their names and get their work done! They’re not in FamilySearch yet!

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  • coladdavis
    @hchamberlaininsd I agree!! 💜❤️ - 1 month ago
  • hchamberlaininsd
    Wow! That's a cool story. How exciting to have a document like that in your family; a valuable piece of one's own story and an important piece of American history. - 1 month ago
  • kathywallin
    We love this. What a blessing!🌟💖 - 1 month ago
  • rqpearson
    You are amazing - you are helping so many people! - 1 month ago
  • lizzlatt
    So so cool!!😍 - 1 month ago
  • lizzlatt
    So so cool!!😍 - 1 month ago
  • lizzlatt
    So so cool!!😍 - 1 month ago
  • tiffy_davis
    So cool! - 1 month ago
  • coladdavis
    @mamahuntr These are true treasures!! - 1 month ago
  • mamahuntr
    Your the ultimate treasure finder!🙌🏼 - 1 month ago
  • coladdavis
    @catistokes I agree! A beautiful miracle to help restore some healing and justice and fairness to these wonderful, strong children of God, our brothers and sisters! 💜❤️ - 1 month ago
  • catistokes
    This is truly a gift! Having names this far back, and African American names! Wow! - 1 month ago