site is dedicated to that line of my ancestors who felt the need to
hide. Unable to advance, surrounded by prejudice, and isolated
by history and geography, they changed their names to change their color,
leaving later generations lost.
I admire their courage
while I regret their choices. Knowing from my research how very
tightly knit and supportive they were, it saddens me terribly to realize
the horrible decision that was made around the turn of the last century.
The many descendants of this line that I have found share with me almost
complete ignorance of our true origins in this country. We have
speculated and theorized for hundreds of hours.
This site contains
a great deal more than one family's history. It is the history
of a nation, the afterbirth of bondage, and the residue still of fear