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Re: Swampers - Free Blacks in the Great Dismal Swa
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Thanks, I'm still researching this topic & this somehow got picked up to my spam folder!
I didn't know that I was dealing with that whole group at first during my research
I learned that I have a connection to the Willis surname, (somehow Algerton & Joseph) the Benenhaleys, the Boudreauxs, the Bourg, Bourge, Bourgeois & the Beckwiths , Burgess, Breaux, Broussards, Canteys, Coycault, Dingles, Des Trotiers, Ducets, Duhons, Durants, Gambles, Gaymons, the Glissons, Guidry, Hennigans, Holloman, Landrys, Laroches, LaFluers, Metoyers, Pearsons, the the Penningtons, Sumters, the Thibodeuxs, it's all mixed up in my matches.
They have their connections to other states too. There's a lot shared connections fr. SC to La.to the Caribbean .
Lately I have been seeing FPOC designation as DNA matches back in the 1800s. along with certain shared surnames. in SC , the Caribbean & La. Some are connected to Canada.
I have a lot of The Trahans & I still think there might be related to a subgroup of Des Trahans in my matches.
I have to keep checking my
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