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In Response To: Re: PORTEE/GROOMS Columbia SC ()


There actually were free black Porees/Portees on the 1830 census in Louisiana. I remember hearing that the Portees from Louisiana were called the original 'Redbones.' As far as I know the Portees were related to my family thru marriage not blood related, but on quite a few censuses I have seen them living very close (generally, right next door) to family members in Illinois.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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