AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Re: RAWLS wife has colored child Nansemond VA 1840
In Response To: Interesting Petitions: Pamunky Indians and FPOC ()
PAR #: 11684008
Abstract: Bryant Rawls seeks a divorce from his wife, Rachel, who, despite twelve years of marriage and three legitimate children, gave birth to a "colored child ... begotten by a negro." His wife abandoned him shortly afterwards. Rawls is now caring for his own children and has placed the baby with a free black family.
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