This one a slaveowner in Barbados

Margaret Condon Taylor
Ann Arbor, MI

My mother and her sister visited me decades ago when they were researching their ancestry. My mother orally provided me with one sentence summaries of some of these ancestors. Sentences included this one scalped by Indians (in Herkimer County, NY), and this one — an epileptic– crushed to death under heavy stones in Scotland because she was a witch. I will never forget these sentences: a life summarized for posterity in only a few words. These were “the take home messages.”


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