Could John Jea be your ancestor?
This provocative story is not for the faint of heart. John Jea was born in 1773. He describes the horrors of the near starvation and awful beatings.
He was a young man from Old Callabar, a place in Nigeria, Africa.
The author likely came from a proud status in his country. Yet, his unasked-for slave status in the United States produced a different result that he ever imagined.
Someone may be able to link their heritage to John Jea. By listing his parents and describing where he was enslaved and travels in the United States, the opportunities increase for African American family researchers to link with him.