True, I am a descendant of slaves of Joshua Gore of Columbus County, N.C. From 1785 to the latter part of the 1800's we were the property of Joshua and latter his children thru the generations there after. A few year prior to the ending of slavery we, my family were owned by Joshua descendant whom married Richard Marlow of Columbus county. After slavery the slaves for some reason retain their slaves master last name. It also made it easier to trace our family. I have been comunicating with the descendants of the slave master whom have supplied me with wills and important documents. My Family moved from Columbus county to Brunswick county to a community in Ash 15 miles from Whiteville. One member of the family moved to Calabash near the South Carolina State Line.
If you are a member of this family I would enjoy sharing the knowledge we both have.
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