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African-American Colgins from western central Alabama
Posted by: J Lawson (ID *****1366) Date: June 02, 2007 at 11:15:26
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Greetings. I am looking for descendants of any African-American Colgins whose family was from western central Alabama (particularly Sumter and/or Greene Counties in Alabama). Some Caucasian Colgins before the Civil War may have owned them. They may have been sold long before the Civil War started. After the war (or because of being sold) some of them may have lived in western Alabama or eastern Mississippi, and some may have moved to Texas or North Carolina. Also there may have been some of them that, after having been sold to other families, changed their name back to “Colgin.” My great grandfather, Jerry Lawson, was born in western Alabama as a slave on the property of a family named Colgin in either Greene or Sumter County. When he was young, he and his family were sold to different families (he was sold to the Lawsons). If you have any information on these African-American Colgins (and/or if you also have information about the Caucasian Colgins that may have owned them), I would appreciate it if you would contact me.

Farewell, and Do well,
J. W. Lawson


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