Family matriarch bought husband

Family matriarch bought husband

There are 4 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Dec 7, 2008, titled Family matriarch bought husband. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Sylvia Greer James of Shelton holds a transcriptions of the will of Betsy Greer, her great-great-great grandmother.

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Shelton, CT

#3 Dec 8, 2008
Too Funny - Your Hilarious
Guy Gadbois wrote:
"And no one knows what appealed to Betsy Greer, a free black woman, about Abram, one of the 60 slaves on Col. James W. Duckett's cotton plantation in Newberry County, South Carolina."
Well, she probably saw him and thought "What a mighty fine black man".
I could imagine their minor domestic disputes all ending with her yelling: "You better check youself! I OWN that ****!"

Saint Peters, MO

#4 Dec 8, 2008
What a great story! I'm sure there are more of a similar nature out there. A great Christmas gift for their family.
Ethel Capinera

Watertown, CT

#5 Dec 8, 2008
In regards to the article "Black Woman bought slave husband", we enjoyed reading the article & watching the video. We would love more on the story of the whole family. The article mentioned several famous people as members of that family. Thank you again for an interesting read.
Barry Brown

Washington, DC

#6 Dec 9, 2008
Nice article MariAnne. Take care, Barry

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