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Robert E. Lee and his slave children-My 3rd great grandfather is Mack Lee born in Texas

JAMES HARPE April 5, 2012

My family history to General Lee go’s like this-James Harpe my mother Mary (Richard) Shaw, Her mother Teresa (Richard) Shaw, Her mother Minnie (Lee) Richard and her father Mack Lee born in Texas. His father General Robert E. Lee and a light skin slave woman named Nancy Ruufin…..Person slave of Rbert E. Lee. This woman had at least three children one of which was Mack Lee….General Lee was in Texas at that time. There are family reunions yearly of the Black chuildren of Robert E. Lee.

James Harpe

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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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