Many Traylor families owned slaves, as
was the way of life. In one case, Mr. Traylor
in his Will deaded to his old and faithful
slave the five acres with her house, down
by the fork in the road. He also gave her
freedom for the remainder of her life.
Hopefully, all the slave owners were as
charitable. After emancipation, some of
the slaves continued with their former
master, all in a struggle to survive.
Today, there are African Americans with
the name of Traylor. The custom being:
when a slave was freed the slave took the
family name of the last owner.
Slavery was not unique to America. There
has been slavery in all of history, and
continues today around the world.
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