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Tracing Your Roots: My ‘Merikin’ Ancestor Escaped Slavery – The Root Researching those who chose to fight for the British and emigrate to Trinidad in order to be free.">Tracing Your Roots: My ‘Merikin’ Ancestor Escaped Slavery – The Root Researching those who chose to fight for the British and emigrate to Trinidad in order to be free.

African American History, Black History, Slavery, Runaway Slaves, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN
Henry Louis Gates Jr. & NEHGS Researcher Meaghan E.H. Siekman | The Root Dear Professor Gates: I was wondering if you could help identify the parents of my five-times great-grandfather Ezekiel Loney, who was among the “Merikins” (formerly enslaved African-American soldiers who fought for the British) who settled in Trinidad. Ezekiel (born 1787) is one of three enslaved men from […]
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