I received Henry’s pension file and it helped answer my most burning questions: how did Henry King end up in the Union Army? Did he run away from slavery? If so, how did he manage to escape? [See part 1 Finding Kin in the Civil War – Henry KING aka Henry Tatman (part 1).]
As a genealogist, my explorations include researching my African-descent ancestors from before the Civil War. Some of these ancestors were enslaved, but a large portion of my family were free. Doing slave research can be emotional, especially when you have a blood connection to the persons who are enslaved. There’s a sorrow that touches your spirit seeing your family in slavery documentation.Continue reading “Finding A relative in the Civil War – Henry King (part 2)”
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