AfriGeneas Caribbean Research Forum
[HAITI] Civil War era resettlement of "blacks"
There is family lore in my mixed race ancestry that my gr-gr-gr-grandparents went to Haiti as part of President Lincoln's attempts to resettle "blacks" outside the US, and that they returned to the US after rebellions in Haiti. I am wondering if there is a manifest or other record of the names of those who went to Haiti and those who returned from there to the US. These ancestors are the last we have been able to trace and maybe there would be some clues about their origins in the Haiti records, or at least proof of this interesting part of our family history. Other family lore has our mixed race origin with a slave girl on an estate in the Hudson Valley that hosted George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. Back to the more recent Civil War era...if anyone can help with info on the Haiti resettlement rosters of US "blacks" to Haiti, many thanks. Peace... Daryl
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