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Searching for Truth - A Mulatto Slave with Denise I.Griggs

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Have you attempted to prove oral history shared by family members and friends? 
Join author, book publisher and family historian Denise I. Griggs as she describes the research process she went through to find documents to prove and/or disprove the oral family history given by her grandfather, Wilbert Hunt, and his sister, Julia Hunt-Richardson.

Ms. Griggs is a native of California whose parental ancestry is from Mississippi and Arkansas.  She has written several books: A Mulatto Slave, the Events in the Life of Peter Hunt, 1844-1915, a comical book, Look What Shook from the Family Tree!, and a children’s beginning genealogy pamphlet, I Know Who I Am On the Family Tree.

Through her research, she has traced her mother’s family from Mississippi  to County Tipperary, Ireland.  Her forefathers were in the American Revolution, and the War of 1812.  Another one of her maternal ancestor’s was a former slave who joined the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War in 1864, and mustered out from the 6th Heavy Artillery, serving in 1866.