AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2
Re: Genealogy Samuel Fraunces
In Response To: Re: Genealogy Samuel Fraunces ()
Hi K, well, I thought and tried (only on the Internet). I finally came up with an Idea..I wrote to Judith Berry-Griffin, author of 'Phoebe The Spy' (Phoebe being the daughter of Samuel Fraunces for those of you who didn't know) and asked her for suggestions as to where to search for documentation of his being black. The illustration's on the cover of her book portray Phoebe as Black. I'll see what she has to say. I also thought of trying a search of the personal papers of Oliver de Lancey, the person who the Fraunces Travern (now known) was originally built for. In my reading's, it doesn't state if he sold the tavern to Mr. Fraunces or not (personally), but, I thought a probe into this would be worth while.
I just can't get over the fact that a person today doesn't want to recogonize that a black person had some 'clout' back then, if they did...they did, get over it , face it. I know times were really different then, but still, things did happen. After all, if cooking was all it took to make one 'black'..I'm cook by profession, am I really.....?
Be getting back to you on this one, it's a unnecessary puzzle that needs to be proven. And worth it I might add.
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