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Re: Joseph Wrinkle-escaped slave

Hmmmm....I wonder where he was between the time he esacaped and the time he just "appears" with a wife and child? (I'm sure you do too - grin)

Do you think there is a possibility the WRINKLE is not his surname - that he borrowed it from some folks who adopted him in Canada - or some other scenario? He had to have been quite young when he ran off - I don't know much Canadian history - but I wonder what kind of societies were around to help escaped slaves? At that age he had to have gotten a job as an apprentice, or servant to someone in order to eat.

At some point - he had to have been around to meet and court his wife.

I know that my black grandfather met his white wife while he was working for a wealthy white family - they were both servants in the same household. Then they had to run off to get married where it was legal.

Just some thoughts...sorry can't be more helpful,

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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