Great grandmother was a slavegirl, she was taken away from her parents. She was married by age twelve (12) to my great grandfather, he was a free black. He’d saved up enough money to purchase her from her slave owners by the time he came back home from WWI.
Mother was named after my great grandmother and she used to tell me these little details about our family roots which I have treasured and keep recorded in a neat little book. So lately I’ve decided to draw a family tree and have it framed to hang on my living room wall.