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It is felt that some slaves named their children after the last area where they were slaves before being carried to another state in the hope that the family would one day make a connection. My gggrandmother Hannah Gray was born somewhere in Virginia. She named my ggrandmother Louisa which might be for Louisa County, Virginia. A number of the slaveholding families in the Natchez District named Gray were from Virginia.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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