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Hi Mary,
I've also read that many enslaved Africans from Angola were shipped to South Carolina as well. In fact, in Edward Ball's book, "Slaves in the Family", he mentions a number of ships that docked in Charleston, bringing enslaved Africans from Angola. An African named Angola Amy was one of the Ball slaves he discussed in the book.

The Angola connection is via my great-grandfather's paternal line. My great-grandfather was born in Abbeville, South Carolina c. 1846, and I have traced back to his paternal grandfather, who was also enslaved in South Carolina. I really don't know where my 3rd-great grandfather was born - SC, VA, or Africa maybe. However, if he was born in S.C., it is possible that his father or grandfather was Africa-born, perhaps hailing from Angola.

I believe that enslaved Africans who were brought to Charleston, S.C. were sold as far north as North Carolina and Virginia. I wonder if there were any docks there in North Carolina?

Mel

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