born in Georgia ca. 1799
living in Clarke Co., Alabama
The Family and descendants
PEYTON & LIZZIE DAFFIN,
Clarke County, Alabama
ALAIN LEROY LOCKE
A Rhodes Scholar
Alain's great-great Grandmother was Annaminta Daffin and his great grandparents were Charles Shorter a War of 1812 Veteran and Harriet Daffin of Maryland.
The Family and Descendants
born ca. 1865
Bainbridge, Decatur Co., Georgia
U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS:
John Daffin. Washington Co., Al.
The Family and Descendants
(born circa 1865 Georgia)
The Life of
SARAH "Sallie" DAFFIN
A "Free" African American of Philadelphia who dedicated her life to teaching the newly emancipated slaves at the end of the Civil War
Also, many more African Americans with the DAFFIN surname that I have found during my research
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African American Daffin Families
During my research of the Daffin families I have always found Daffins who were African American and have collected quite a bit of information. I believe that many were descendants of slaves of Daffin slave owners as most states required that a slave take the surname of the slave owner. I am not sure if this was a law in all states or exactly when a slave was given the surname. Perhaps a newly arrived African being sold the first time? Maybe some more research will tell me this or somebody can help me with this.
This is just the beginning of my attempt to put together some of my files into family trees and hopefully help others to trace their family ancestry.
It seems the largest family I have found is descended from a Peyton Daffin of Clarke County, Alabama who was born there about 1840, so I assume he had been born into slavery. In the later censuses I see he declares that both his father and mother were also born in Alabama. Another point of interest is that he and most of his family are listed as "mulatto" which would suggest he was of mixed race. There was a white Daffin family in this very area at the same time which did own slaves so there is most likely a connection between them.
The oldest African American Daffin family I have found in Clarke Co., Alabama is the family of Robert Daffin living in Gainestown in 1870. He was born about 1799. I have not been able to find out more about him yet.
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