Clara Mabry of Hicksford, Greensville County, Virginia is a fascinating person to learn about. She is worthy of more in-depth research, and I hope that sharing what… Read more “THE BOSS LADY: CLARA MABRY Part I”
Tag: free persons of color
TRACING HISTORY: AUNT SARAH
Mrs. Sarah Williams, born about 1838, was featured in a April 25, 1942 article in the Norfolk Journal and Guide newspaper. The article was titled, “Ex-Slave Claimed… Read more “TRACING HISTORY: AUNT SARAH”
THE BOSS LADY: Tilithia Brewington
Identifying lady bosses in our family trees…Starting off with Tilithia Brewington b. 1878, from Wayne County, NC to bustling Norfolk, Virginia. Let’s see what happened and how she bossed up.
We Are Not Monolithic
For a number of African-Americans, it is possible to locate ancestors on U.S. census records before 1870. This historical population is referred to as free persons of… Read more “We Are Not Monolithic”