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Re: Utah slaves 1850 and 1860
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Tom, The slaves who are listed as being on their way to California are the ones belonging to some of the Southern LDS converts who were called to San Bernardino. Once they were there, some realized they were free in California, but some returned with their masters when the Church called them back to Utah. I was doing a lot of research on early black Utahns a couple of years ago, and would like to get back to it. I'd like to see a list of the Perkins slaves and I've been curious about where they settled in Davis County. I'd also like to know more about the black Bankhead family. I'm not sure if Nathan's wife was Susan? I'll have to look at my notes to refresh my memory on who's who, but any info would be appreciated. I am trying to research an ancestor of mine who was born in Georgia? and was living in Utah during the early 1860's. He and my great-great-grandmother (who was white) has two mulatto children born to them in Spanish Fork, Utah. One is my great-grandmother. I don't know the father's name, but there is a good chance he was one of these early slaves. I'd really like to figure out who he is if possible, and I have developed a pretty intense interest in all of these early Utah African American.
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