Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/11/2007

1845 document connects Stokes family to slavery’s grim reality

An 1845 document filed away at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Georgia attests to the magnitude of what Carl B. Stokes accomplished in Cleveland just a century later.

It is a two-page will bequeathing more than 85 slaves – including Stokes’ great-grandfather, Seaborn Brinson – from a white Georgia landowner to his daughter. for more click here

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