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On a cruise recently into the Bahamas and noticed something that made me think about my own ancestors. I noticed certain living conditions and certain people and even caught some other things that seem to associate with the African Americans in Rowan County, N.C., and that is the way I even saw how many of the Carolinians of Salisbury and throughout lived in some ways as the Bahamians lived in the Bahamas. I discovered too that the Charlotte N.C. was named for a woman named Charlotte Amelie, that the Mecklenberg county of N.C. was named for someone n the Bahamas, and that much of that part of Carolina is practically a part of the Bahamas. Now there is another factor here, whites coming through the Palatines and entering Pa., settling later in Rowan, Cabarrus, and Mecklenberg N.C. These were Germans. So here we are looking at a whole lot of mixtures, and we are caught between it all. Joseph

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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