He was buried in a white cemetery. She was buried in a black cemetery. Their marriage was unheard-of at the time. Their relationship defied convention, and yet it survived war and bitter family resentment. Ramey, born in , came from a prominent white family.
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Brown began his career as an estate bookkeeper  but acquired significant land holdings and agricultural interests in the Colony of Jamaica. He was a pen-keeper cattle breeder and was responsible for a large cattle fair held on Pedro Plains in Saint Elizabeth Parish in He was a member of the House of Assembly of Jamaica in  and represented Saint Ann Parish in that assembly for 22 years. Brown was active in trying to recruit Irish people to work in Jamaica. They settled in St Ann.
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If so, why? One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since , continuing to do so right through the Civil War. For me, the really fascinating questions about black slave-owning are how many black "masters" were involved, how many slaves did they own and why did they own slaves? The answers to these questions are complex, and historians have been arguing for some time over whether free blacks purchased family members as slaves in order to protect them — motivated, on the one hand, by benevolence and philanthropy, as historian Carter G.
Getting fact-checked cuts two ways. It means the fact-checkers pay attention to what I say. It also means I should expect liberal bias from the checkers. I responded: "As to no Republicans ever owning slaves, I was wrong, and I've corrected it on social media. There were at least