My Great GrandFather: The Free, Black, Land-Owning, Confederate Soldier

After my daughter asked me about our family's history and I had no more than a couple names for her, I decided to join my father's side of the family's search for information that would help us fill a few holes left by destroyed records and limited photographs

It was a very interesting experience, traveling back in time to 1830-1860, Panola County Mississippi. The land that side of my family hails from.
Even more interesting was the fact that my great, great grandfather was one of the first, elected 'black' state legislators.
If that isnt ironic enough, wait until I tell you who His father, my 3x great-grandfather was.

Never have i gained more clarity of who I am than after learning of where I came from.
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