Descendants' Stories

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Title

Descendants' Stories

Description

Family histories, biographies, oral and video history, and archival material about the descendants of people owned by the Jesuits of the Maryland Province, including those sold to Louisiana in 1838.

Creator

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Items in the Descendants' Stories Collection

New York TImes article by Rachel Swarns on the search for descendants of the people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy in 1838. This article highlights Maxine Crump, a great-great-grandaughter of Cornelius Hawkins.

New York Times reporters Rachel Swarns and Sona Patel profile several descendants of people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Those featured in the article are Charles Hill, Sandra Green Thomas, Orlando Ward, and Rochell Sanders…

Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Maxine Crump, a descendant of Cornelius Hawkins, who was sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838.

Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, a descendant of Nace and Biby Butler a husband and wife who were sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Ms. Bayonne-Johnson was the first person to discover her…

Patricia Bayonne-Johnson's account of her discovery that the Jesuits of the Maryland Province owned her great-great grandparents Nace and Biby Butler and sold them to Louisiana. You can learn more about Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, her work as a…

Article in the Baton Rouge Advocate on descendants' research into their family histories. The article focuses on Jessica Tilson.

"I know that my Bennett ancestors were slaves to the Jesuits...": Interviews with descendants in Maryland from Louis Diggs' Surviving in America.
Chapter two of Louis Diggs, Surviving in America: Histories of 7 Black Communities in Baltimore County, Maryland (Uptown Press, 2002), includes fascinating interviews with African Americans in Granite, Maryland, including several descended from…

Stained glass window, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Stained glass window from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Maringouin, Louisiana, featuring historical images of the church from 1877, 1964, and 1972. Immaculate Heart of Mary has been the center of Catholic religious life for many…

How Do I know If I'm Related to the GU272?
A brief guide to determining your genealogical connections to the GU272, composed by the Georgetown Memory Project.