finding your roots

Native american

Aurora Ellsbury-Morris May 23, 2012
Aurora Ellsbury-Morris Family

Aurora Ellsbury-Morris Family

It was whispered in his family that there was an English or Irish solider during “The Long Walk” that had relations with a grandmother, and his last name was taken after that. Very few records were kept during that time and we will probably never know, but my husband has a cousin and Aunt that are very light skined with light eyes. Our children have a rich cultural past to draw from, but we are sad that we wont be able to explain the origin of Morris with any certainty.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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