AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Re: Silva & Rodriguez Families - Portuguese?
In Response To: Silva & Rodriguez Families - Portuguese? ()
I completely understand that view because a lot of times when historians or novice researchers look into the records of the past, they tend to interpret them with the modern prejudices or assumptions instead of looking at them as they are..but the
Driggers/Rodiriquez family did originate with an Hispanized Angolan. Now the Silva line.. ? thats interesting and very mysterious... And over the years I have become fascinated on the diversity of many of the peoples who came to the Americas. In the records, I've found indentured servants from India along with slaves from Madagascar. I guess we do have to look at the records without the context of race. Many of the free people of color were of mixed African, Europeon, Native American, and some cases of East Indian extraction.