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About willsa

Born in Coatesville PA, and resided in Reading PA, before moving to California. Speaker, Author, Writer, Historian, and Genealogy Researcher specializing in Free Persons of Color, in Colonial Pennsylvania and Virginia. Member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution, and the Monacan Indian Nation. Author of two books, Pieces of the Quilt: The Mosaic of An African American Family, and Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color. Member of the Board of Directors of, The American Indian/Native American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. Director of the Mary & Patty Bowden Foundation Incorporated.

Black Minqua The Life and Times of Henry Green

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Anita Talks Genealogy

Anita Talks Genealogy is Genealogy from an African American Perspective. Continue reading

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Front and Center: Some Who Served in the United States Colored Troops

It is with great pride that I write about my ancestors, who were Soldiers in the United States Colored Troops.
This is their Roll Call:
1. Corporal Walter Samuel Pinn, 54th Massachuetts United States Colored Troops, Company B;
2. Corporal Uriah Martin, 41st United States Colored Troops, Company B (Lancaster County Pennsylvania),
3. Private William Martin, 45th United States Colored Troops, Company K (Lancaster County Pennsylvania);
4. Private Henry Green, 41st United States Colored Troops, Company B (Lancaster County Pennsylvania);
5. Private Benjamin Green, 25th Regiment United States Colored Troops, Company B, (Lancaster County Pennsylvania)
May this not be their last Roll Call. We are the voice of our ancestors, but not the only voices. The descendants of these soldiers continue to live in the Region and throughout the world. Some are themselves soldiers wearing the uniform of our Country proudly. We give thanks to Pennsylvania for honoring our Ancestors, and recognizing the diverse groups of Soldiers who fought during the “War Between the States.”

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