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Re: Kru & Kpelle of Liberia!
In Response To: Kru & Kpelle of Liberia! ()

I just got back my father's matrilineal test and it is a 100% match to Kru from Liberia. Other than their being known as "the Sailors of West Africa" and resistance to capture by slave raiders, I know nothing about them.

Does anyone know any history about Krus who may have been actually enslaved? Or is there any evidence of Kru women voyaging to the Americas, prior to or during the 19th century, on ships other than slave vessels -- a stretch.

What would explain how a Kru woman (my ancestor) wound up in Halifax County, NC prior to the early 1800's?


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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