Genealogical Information

Accessible Archives’ databases are a rich source of genealogy data.  Here is a sample of the genealogical information in the database:

Collection: African American Newspapers
Publication: FREDERICK DOUGLASS’ PAPER
Date: March 16, 1855
Title: The Cincinnati Times gives the genealogy of the mulatto boy,
Location: Rochester, New York
The Cincinnati Times gives the genealogy of the mulatto boy, who was recently turned out of school in Cincinnati, in cosequence of his complexion, which we copy: “The great-grandfather was a full blooded white man, and a Methodist clergyman in the State of Indiana, where he died. The father, David E. Graham, was a Baptist clergyman in Athens County, Ohio, where he preached to several white congregations. The wife of Allen E. Graham was half-Indian and half-white blood, making the grand parents on the mother’s side the grandfather one eighth African and the rest white. The grandmother had no African blood at all in her veins, but had a small portion of Indian blood, but is of fair complexion. The boy Graham has one thirty second part of African blood in his veins, and about the same of Indian. The boy has fair skin, a high Roman nose, ad light, straight hair, and has no African features about him.

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