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Re: Mazique, August & Sarah
In Response To: Re: Mazique, August & Sarah ()

Lee,

Thank you so much for sharing this information. What a find on the slave narrative of your second great-grandmother WOW!!! Being your ancestors and mine came from South Carolina with the same name (different spellings but I've found at least 15-20 variations of the name) they must be connected. I can't wait to find the connection. I recently purchased a book entitled "My Life As A Slave" which is over 1000 pages. I haven't started reading it yet. But I am hoping there may be some mention of the Maziques. I do have a lot of information on the Maziques, books, information from the Natchez, MS Historical Society, information from family, info from Ancestry.Com I have August, Sarah and their son Otie in the 1880 Federal Census. I've been fortunate enough to visit and stay at Oakland Plantation in Nachez,MS where August and Sara were slaves. I also visited China Grove Plantation which is the plantation August and Sarah were able to purchase. Their son Alex and his wife Laura Craig-Mazique were able to purchase Oakland Plantation. Alex and Laura are buried at Oakland Plantation. Their headstones are the only Mazique headstones visible. It was bittersweet being there. Knowing my family were slaves there and was able to actually purchase the plantations they were enslaved on was unheard of. The only sad thing is neither plantation today is owned by a Mazique family member. Between the two of us perhaps we can get connected. Please stay in touch.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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