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Re: Alabama~ Free People of Color
In Response To: Alabama~ Free People of Color ()

I'm just responding to one of the paragraphs that many of the FPOC of Mobile descended from Pierre Chestang who was freed after the War of 1812. When in reality most of the Chastangs who were FPOC descended from Dr John Chastang who had a spousal relationship with a freed slave woman who had 12 children by Dr.Chastang in the 1700'S. When Dr, Chastang died in 1809, he left his money and property (including slaves)to Louison and their Mulatto children. There is no record of him ever marrying. Pierre Chestang was more than likely the slave of Joseph Chstang, Dr. Chastang brother.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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