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Tracing Your Roots: My ‘Merikin’ Ancestor Escaped Slavery - The Root - KOLUMN
Henry Louis Gates Jr. & NEHGS Researcher Meaghan E.H. Siekman | The Root Dear Professor Gates: I was wondering if you could help identify the parents of my five-times great-grandfather Ezekiel Loney, who was among the “Merikins” (formerly enslaved African-American soldiers who fought for the British) who settled in Trinidad. Ezekiel (born 1787) is one …