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  •  I found out that some Huguenot ancestors from (5+ / 0-)

    New York were also slave owners, which was disturbing. Then it turns out one of them also is an ancestor for W.E.B. DuBois. who I consider pretty important in black political history. Thus he is a cousin of mine, a bunch of generations removed.

    THe Huguenots of whom I speak started the community of New Paltz New York and I am descended from two of the patentees.

    Democrats promote the Common good. Republicans promote Corporate greed.

    by murasaki on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 03:49:59 PM PST

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    •  Interesting about the French (0+ / 0-)

      or the Huguenots is that often settled (and mixed very quickly with) the Dutch already here...   (and some German, in NJ)...
      To English colonials, Germans, Dutch and French Protestants (Huguenots) were just all lumped together as just "Dutch" (some German Mennonites in PA to this day are called "Pennsylvania Dutch" as an extreme example).  
      Anyway, they were all "foreigners" of a sort and may have sought each other for tolerance or attended churches together.  

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