AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Harriet Newell Sands, Fayette, TX, 1853
PAR #: 11585304
Abstract: Edward Mauton asks that the legislature permit free woman of color Harriet Newell Sands and her children to remain in Texas. The petitioner states that he knew Sands in Michigan before she came to Texas with his father in 1834. She was a resident at the time of the Texas Revolution. She now has three children, Letitia and Martha, and Jordan. "The girls are Mulattoes & Jordan is black."