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Re: Hannah GIBSON/GEORGE SANDERS/SC/VIR/GIDEON GIB
In Response To: Hannah GIBSON/GEORGE SANDERS/SC/VIR/GIDEON GIBSON ()
One of Gideon Gibson's descendants was a pro-slavery senator from Louisiana and Civil War hero for the South who attended Yale. (See Daniel Sharfstein's "The Invisible Line."
While living in a small community of expatriates in Saudi Arabia, I met an African American who traced his ancestry to slaves owned by the Pavey family who were light-skinned free African Americans in North Carolina but became white when the moved to Georgia and Texas.
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