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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