Charlottesville, Virginia. -- The Society of the First African Families of English America (SOFAFEA) is proud to announce our Inaugural Edition of our Journal of the Society of the First African Families of English America.
Published annually, the Journal of the Society of the First African Families of English America is the leading journal on compiled genealogies and histories of Americans of African descent focusing on the colonial period of 1619 to the American Revolution and beyond. Articles solve genealogical problems, identify histories of family groups, presents analysis of multiple generations, and provides authoritative documentation to assist in family research.
The inaugural edition contains the scholarly articles listed below:
- Laura Constantino follows the amazing life arc of two men, Joshua “Old Jock” Perkins and his son George, from indentured to free, from Black to white.
- Connie Curts untangles the mix up of the legacies of two American patriots - Benjamin D. Brooker and Caesar Russell.
- Andrea Kearns recounts the genealogy of his Cumbo family, one of the very first African descended families in America.
- Joyce Mosley dissects the genealogy of a Revolutionary War baker named Cyrus Bustill who was also a forefather of the dynamic African American artist and social activist Paul Robeson.
- Ric Murphy presents evidence using land records and modern technology to link his first family ancestors John Gowen and Margaret Cornish.
- Gigi Best Richardson documents the forced migrations of the Roberts family by powerful people desirous of their land in Virginia and North Carolina.
Finally, SOFAFEA bestows the Medal of Honor upon five Black patriots for their service in the American Revolution, and so much more.
The Journal of SOFAFEA is available for purchase on Amazon.com. More information on SOFAFEA is available at sofafea.org and on FaceBook.