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Re: Granville County, NC
In Response To: Granville County, NC ()

Daniel;

A common misconception about slavery is that slaves had the same surname as their enslavers. However, research has shown that former slaves had the same surname as their enslavers only about 20% of the time, so I'm a bit curious about your desire to connect with black folks who shared the same surname the white folks in Granville Co, NC.

I'd like to help (I have Ragland ancestors from that area), but I'm not sure if your plan will yield the results you imagine.

All the best in your search.

- Lisa B. Lee, PLCGS
Oakland, CA


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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