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John Jones, who born free in North Carolina in 1817, became one of the country's wealthiest African-American men during his time. Little is known about his youth. His mother was a black woman who usedJohn Jones, who born free in North Carolina in 1817, became one of the country’s wealthiest African-American men during his time. Little is known about his youth. His mother was a black woman who used the surname of Jones, and his father was a German. Jones moved from North Carolina to Memphis…

John Jones, who born free in North Carolina in 1817, became one of the country's wealthiest African-American men during his time. Little is known about his youth. His mother was a black woman who usedJohn Jones, who born free in North Carolina in 1817, became one of the country’s wealthiest African-American men during his time. Little is known about his youth. His mother was a black woman who used the surname of Jones, and his father was a German. Jones moved from North Carolina to Memphis…

AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.

AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.

Richard Pierpoint was sold into slavery in 1760, at the age of 16. He took his surname from an English officer whom he served. Pierpoint also was known by the nicknames Black Dick, Captain Dick,Richard Pierpoint was sold into slavery in 1760, at the age of 16. He took his surname from an English officer whom he served. Pierpoint also was known by the nicknames Black Dick, Captain Dick, Captain Pierpoint, Pawpine, and Parepoint. In 1776, with the outbreak of the American Revolution, many…

Richard Pierpoint was sold into slavery in 1760, at the age of 16. He took his surname from an English officer whom he served. Pierpoint also was known by the nicknames Black Dick, Captain Dick,Richard Pierpoint was sold into slavery in 1760, at the age of 16. He took his surname from an English officer whom he served. Pierpoint also was known by the nicknames Black Dick, Captain Dick, Captain Pierpoint, Pawpine, and Parepoint. In 1776, with the outbreak of the American Revolution, many…

African American Research: Tips for Tracing Families Post-1865| Tracing African American genealogies has many challenges. Many people think that all freed slaves adopted surnames after emancipation. However, slaves did typically have surnames; they were just not generally known by them in public or recorded with them. Yet, to themselves and within the slave communities they were known by a surname. Here are a few things to understand about African American surnames:

African American Research: Tips for Tracing Families Post-1865| Tracing African American genealogies has many challenges. Many people think that all freed slaves adopted surnames after emancipation. However, slaves did typically have surnames; they were just not generally known by them in public or recorded with them. Yet, to themselves and within the slave communities they were known by a surname. Here are a few things to understand about African American surnames:

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Surnames for African-Americans - Former Slaves

James Armistead Lafayette was the first African American double spy. An African American slave, Armistead was owned by William Armistead in Virginia during the American Revolution. James Armistead took the surname of Lafayette to honor   General Lafayette, whom he served under in the Revolutionary War.

James Armistead Lafayette was the first African American double spy. An African American slave, Armistead was owned by William Armistead in Virginia during the American Revolution. James Armistead took the surname of Lafayette to honor General Lafayette, whom he served under in the Revolutionary War.

A large, comprehensive collection of African-American genealogy and ancestry resources to help you build your family tree and find your African ancestors.

A large, comprehensive collection of African-American genealogy and ancestry resources to help you build your family tree and find your African ancestors.

African Slave Names | African American Surnames « The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation ...

African Slave Names | African American Surnames « The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation ...

10 Most Popular African-American Surnames| In honor of African-American History Month, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most common African-American last names, and meanings. And who knows? You may be able to utilize this list of popular African-American surnames to discover some of your own long-lost ancestors! #AfricanAmerican #surnames

10 Most Popular African-American Surnames| In honor of African-American History Month, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most common African-American last names, and meanings. And who knows? You may be able to utilize this list of popular African-American surnames to discover some of your own long-lost ancestors! #AfricanAmerican #surnames

AFRICANGLOBE - James Armistead Lafayette was the first African American double spy. An African American slave, Armistead was enslaved by William Armistead in Virginia during the American Revolution. James Armistead took the surname of Lafayette to honor General Lafayette, whom he served under in the Revolutionary War. Because Slave-owners seldom kept records of the births of the people they enslaved, it is unclear exactly when and where James Armistead was born, but most records agree that…

AFRICANGLOBE - James Armistead Lafayette was the first African American double spy. An African American slave, Armistead was enslaved by William Armistead in Virginia during the American Revolution. James Armistead took the surname of Lafayette to honor General Lafayette, whom he served under in the Revolutionary War. Because Slave-owners seldom kept records of the births of the people they enslaved, it is unclear exactly when and where James Armistead was born, but most records agree that…

Nora Holt was born Lena Douglas sometime around 1890 in Kansas City, KS.   She had five or six husbands but decided to keep the surname of h...

Nora Holt was born Lena Douglas sometime around 1890 in Kansas City, KS. She had five or six husbands but decided to keep the surname of h...

Tracing the genealogy of African Americans and Native Americans is a difficult process. Enslaved Africans were renamed by slaveholders and surnames were infrequently used until after the war. Historical records, such as censuses, did not record the names of enslaved blacks before the American Civil War. Some major slaveholders kept extensive records which historians and genealogists have used to create family trees, but generally researchers find it difficult to trace families before the…

Considera, piensa un poco en lo que la mayoría de nosotros conoce sobre las revueltas esclavas: que hubo algunas rebeliones mayores, como la revuelta de Nat T…

George William Commodore was born free and raised in Baltimore. At about age 39, he joined the Navy. "He must have taken some ribbing," Coddington writes in his book, "his surname being the same as a high naval rank."

African-American Faces Of The Civil War

George William Commodore was born free and raised in Baltimore. At about age 39, he joined the Navy. "He must have taken some ribbing," Coddington writes in his book, "his surname being the same as a high naval rank."

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