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From: "Alli" <>
Subject: Re: [ADAMS-L] Re: the past
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 10:26:26 -0000
Actually "Scenesfrmamemori" We can change the past, by not repeating it in the future &/or present.
Slavery is wrong & while in some places in the present time it still goes on, we can keep it from being a common way of life around us as long as we stay aware. I have ancestor's that were slave owner's. But the one ancestor that I have proof of this, let it be known that the mother/child (daughter I think) slave that he had was to be freed after his death. He wanted the woman to choose the family member that they live with, but that she was to be taken care of & not ever to be sold or mistreated. There were caring slave owner's so you shouldn't be ashamed, as that was their way of life & that was the way they grew up. As for the Native Americans, yes our Ancestor's & our government were wrong in what they did to them (& what the government continues to do) The biggest problem wasn't whether it was always peaceful or not, but if they would have kept the treaty agreements. And again, this one continues in the present & it can't be changed for the better if those concerned aren't willing to stand up with the Native American's in their fight.
I am proud of my Heritage, the good the bad & the ugly, the slave owners, the Native American's (Cherokee), the one's who served in the Military, they have helped to create me & to help me learn more about the past & what they went thru so I can help teach my kids in the future (kids, grandkids).
So along those lines......maybe we can add some character to our Adams? How many have connections to slave owners, Indians, um...help out w/the history stuff?
The brick wall for me is James Adams (jr.) E. Tn. m. Elizabeth Thompson N.C. Elizabeth & her mom are the closet connection to the Cherokee Tribe that I have. James has a sister named Nellie & by 1906 she was deceased. Their parents are: James Adams (sr.) Tn. m. don't know
James & Adams daughter (they had several kids) Martha Malinda Adams b. 1838 Tn. m. Samuel Phariss, one of his relatives was the slave owner who cared about the 2 slaves he had.
----- Original Message -----
Slavery was wrong . We were also
wrong for destroying and abusing Native Americans. WE WERE WRONG. that would probably have meant life today would be different, but I would be proud of my ancestors and my heritagem instead
of ashamed for all of the "war crimes" we did. But we can not change the
past, so let's move on.
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