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Re: Who were Free People of Color?
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Some many not agree with me, but my definition of a free person of color as follows:
A Free Person of Color is a person who is born FREE. This is not the same as a slave who was a slave, but obtained or bought his freedom.
A free person, no matter what color, is born free.
If your ancestor was not born free, then by my definition, they were not a free person of color.
EXAMPLES OF FREE PEOPLE OF COLOR
You have a 8 year old male child who appears in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Jean B Papilion
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