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Re: grandmother born in vinita 1916

Ah David you see you do it too. Generalization that is. Because the Buffingtons were owners of slaves does not necessarily follow that they had "relations" with their slaves. Owners may have been just as faithfull to their spouses as you or me. Or that a persons slave ancestor necessarily had "relations" with their master that produced of spring. So to pre-suppose that because ones ancestor was owned by a given family then they are related by blood. Is just that a supposition & does not follow as fact. As a desendant (unfortunatly) of a slave owning family. I today have no problem & no doubt that I may well have cousins by blood. Whos ancestors were owned by my ancesters. But I am also just as sure there are those too who were owned by the same family. Who have no blood ties. After all depending on how many slaves (female) a family owned. An owner would certainly have had to have been a "very bussy boy". To have fatherd children by all of them.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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