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Monday, March 19, 2007

Road To Jamestown

"Tim Hashaw's genealogical journey reveals a personal link to the nation's first African slaves and their struggle for freedomBy FRITZ LANHAMCopyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Tim Hashaw might have named George Washington Hashaw, Confederate cavalryman and casualty of the Battle of Galveston, his most eminent ancestor. That is, until he unearthed the truth about G.W.'s daughter-in-law. Family lore had always described her as a Choctaw, but tracing her ancestry Hashaw discovered a more complex racial past, one that took him all the way back to the nation's beginnings and to the first African slaves to set foot in British North America."


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