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Re: History of a people & DNA?
In Response To: Re: History of a people & DNA? ()

"So I joined my local AA genealogy society. What I was told was that I needed a trail from me to the Watutsi. Through census records I was able to go back to the son of the Watutsi. He was born in Coosa county, Alabama. He and his wife married and moved to Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. While researching the city or Alexander City, I found that the largest slaveholder in the city was named Seaborn Thomas. Knowing that "Thomas" was the surname given to the Watutsi I felt that I was on the right track."
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Shell H,

I like George, find many questions in your original post that need clarification and would enjoy trying to be of help to you in your effort. I believe the Main Forum or the Slavery Forum would be better suited for an exchange of ideas.

You were able to determine from Census records that the father was not only born in Africa, but was a Watutsi? The timing of the marriage, birth and connection to a slaveholder surnamed Thomas, with a move from Coosa County to Tallapoosa County also aren't very clear.

Please continue your writing, but lets us "follow the trail", as suggested by your local genealogical society, on either the Main or Slave Forum.

Just a friendly suggestion,

Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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