AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
Slaughter family of Virginia
Years ago I received an e-mail from a young woman looking up her family, their name was Slaughter. I found that she was black (I don't know how most people of color would like to be addressed, excuse my ignorance), I am white. I thought that she at first was white and looking for my family. What I found was that she was looking for her slave ancestors. I was horrified by and ignorant of the fact that my family had ever owned slaves. I was raised in North eastern Ohio and the thought had never crossed my mind. Then when I discovered that my ancestor, Francis Slaughter, born in Virginia in 1624, left one male slave named David, to his son, Francis Slaughter, Jr. in his will, I continued searching.