[APG Public List] Slave Ancestry

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Fri Aug 27 16:29:04 MDT 2010


Karen, those termed "copper color" usually had Native American ancestry.

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
Tennessee 

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Karen J Matheson
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Does anyone know (and can explain) the significance of recording that a 
slave is "copper colored" versus black or mulatto?  This is from Texas 
records ca. 1850-1865.

Thanks,
Karen Matheson
Austin, Texas 




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