John Wallace Comer

Alabama

I’ve finally got my copy of Sold Down The River: Slavery in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia …. and lo and behold, John Wallace Comer is on page 199.

HW is delighted to read about his ancestors

The caption reads: “John Wallace Comer of the Confederate States Army and his slave Burnell. They lived in Barbour County, Alabama. Courtesy of the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.”

12 Comments

  1. That black slave’s ancestors in Africa could have been slave owners. When Europeans came to Africa to buy slaves, black africans had been slave owners of other black africans for generations.

  2. It looks like Dallas is right on the line. I think we have too many immigrants…legal and not, not to mention refugees/asylum seekers. There have also been reports of more blacks moving to Dallas…which I have noticed in their vastly increased numbers in the past decades.

  3. Do you have any great, great, great grand niglets off Burnell for sale? I could use some help with the yard work.

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