A message board posting listing “freedmen” kin raises questions.
An ancestor identified as black reportedly spoke a language of the Creek people. The family’s paper trail reflects…
Her mother-in-law’s paternal roots lie in what was once Texas’ richest county, made so off the backs of slaves.
Was a formerly enslaved man in a May-December romance? Was he well-read or illiterate? We try to untangle the clues.