Pye Family Genealogy Forum
Frank and Ola is where I'm at with my research on the Pyes. When I get more information, I'll post it, but as of today, I can tell you that "Pye" was the last name of several slave owners in the South, some of whom did, in fact, reside in Alabama. My guess is that, following emancipation, several former slaves took "Pye" as their last name. I have seen Frank and Ola listed as "Pie" in some databases, and other former slaves would change the name slightly, to Pay, Pua, or other formats. I've also been able to match birthdates of persons listed on slave schedules to people in my Pye family tree, reinforcing my guess that some perople just adopted Pye as their surname. I haven't yet been able to trace what ships some of your descendants would have been on, but again, am working on it. Best of luck to you!
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