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Re: IN SEARCH OF THE ROBERT SMALLS DESCENDANTS
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My name is Mary Williams. I am of the White-Williams family, which has a connection to Robert Smalls.
Smalls married a slave named Hannah Jones, who already had two children, Charlotte and Clara, when she married Robert.
The White-Williams family--a very large family with 11 siblings--is descended from Charlotte. (Beulah Salley was one of these siblings) Although Charlotte was raised in the Smalls household, she was not a biological child of Smalls. So the White-Williams's are not really descendants of Smalls, at least not in the biological sense.
Robert Smalls had one child with Hannah Jones: Elizabeth Lydia Smalls. She married a Samuel Bampfield and they had 11 children.
There is a good website with more information on the Smalls family:
Hope this is of help.
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