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Re: NAs listed on early census
In Response To: Re: NAs listed on early census ()

Hi Art,
I just read your reply on the AA/NA forum. It used to bother me alot about not finding any of my family on the rolls. Now I would just love to be able to trace my family and my husband's as far back as I can. I think that many of the folks who can be documented as having their origins in VA and NC stayed in those states and never migrated. So they would not have been counted. If they were counted it might have been as just as free blacks.

The admixture tests gave me all of the proof that I need for now. :) If my husband's 14% NA gene was 7% from his father and 7% from his mom, then for me it backs up the story of his grandmother, Elizabeth Austin as being NA or part NA on his paternal side and the claims of the Copelands, Parkers, Boons, etc from Nansemond and Gates Co on his mom's side. Until I find out more, these are the names that I will be researching.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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