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Re: John Shivers(Chavis?) of Opelousas
In Response To: John Shivers(Chavis?) of Opelousas ()
Very interesting! I had not heard of this 1792 list. Where is it located?
I noticed that Natchez, Mississippi, also drew many from Virginia and North Carolina. The Winn and Gibson families of Virginia were there about 1812. The motivation for their movement to the area may have been the same as that for whites: large areas of land were available at low prices.