The Mulatto Factor in Black Family Genealogy

Recently I was on hot on the trail of my great grandfather, Francis Walton Batchelor. This is my father’s father’s line and goes back through Harris County, Georgia. I have to admit, I’ve procrastinated on researching the Batchelors, in part because of the challenges of researching Black family genealogy back through slavery. I was blessed to have known my great grandfather. To my childhood eyes, he was a frail but handsome old man who loved to sit in the frontRead more