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My great, great, grandfather's journey to an island of freedom in the middle of slavery 1 edition

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Col Lafayette Jones

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My great, great, grandfather's journey to an island of freedom in the middle of slavery
Col Lafayette Jones, Jr.

Published 2007 by Jenlaf Pub. in Williamsburg, Va .
Written in English.

About the Book

"When plantation owner, William Ludwell-Lee, made a provision in his will that his slaves would be set free and allowed to settle on a small subsidy farm that was part of his Green Springs Estate, he set in motion, locally, a trend that had begun in other parts of America. This subsidy farm, known as the Hot Water Tract, signaled the birth of a Free African American Settlement that subsisted within the larger enslaved community for more than 60 years prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, a portion of that small farm is known as Freedom Park, and many of the families in Williamsburg, Virginia, James City County, and some adjoining counties, can trace their heritage to this free black settlement. My great, great, grandfather's journey traces the path of the enslaved and free African Americans from Africa to the institution of slavery and freedom in Williamsburg-James City County"--p. [4] of cover.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 112-119).

Genre
Biography., Genealogy.
Other Titles
My great-great-grandfather's journey to an island of freedom

Classifications

Library of Congress
F232.J15 J66 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 119 p. :
Number of pages
119

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23053447M
ISBN 10
0615223370
ISBN 13
9780615223377
LC Control Number
2008932645
Library Thing
8449029
Goodreads
6479200

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