I received this email regarding the Willie Lynch Myth.
I was blessed to have known my great grandfather. The term mulatto was officially used as a racial designation on the United States census from to By definition, at least in this country, a mulatto is a person who has a White and a Black parent.
There are good discussions of mulatto at Blended People of America and Afrigeneas — helpful if you want to better understand the historic nuances of race that have an impact on African American genealogy. As I reviewed the census records, though, they showed both Great Grandpa and his father, Luke Bachelor sic listed as mulatto.
Hmmm… Could Luke actually have been mulatto? Yes — if he had a White father, although I have no documentation of that yet in my research.
But could Great Grandpa be officially designated as mulatto if he had a mulatto father and Black mother. To date in my family research, I have identified only two ancestors who are technically mulatto because they have one Black parent and one White parent.
His father was Isaiah Parker, a White man and my great great grandfather. Isaiah was son of Isaiah Parker, the senior, a slave-owner and also my ancestor. She was a slave on the Parker cotton farm. Charity Ann and Isaiah had 17 children together during and after slavery.
My great-grandfather was the youngest. Great Grandpa Parker 2. Prince Albert and Jennie married in in Cleveland.
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