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Re: Becnels of color
Posted by: Ernie Phelan Date: March 10, 1999 at 09:10:48
In Reply to: Becnels of color by Kimberlynne D. Becnel of 45

It was no uncommon for slaves to take the names of their owners since at the time most were given only first names. Since slaves were considered very valuable property they were fairly well documented and often listed in their owners wills at the time of death.

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