AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Re: North Carolina - Stephens Family
In Response To: North Carolina - Stephens Family ()
Finding someone identified as "Mulatto" does not necessarily mean that they were Native American or free. Finding individuals identified by name in census records prior to 1870 (either as Black or Mulatto) is usually the first determination that they were free, since slaves are never identified by name in a US census prior to 1870.
What census records have you found them on between 1870 to 1930 (or prior to 1870)?
What year did this marriage take place?