You might have already found out more about the Kinslows by now, so pardon me if this is redundant for you.The name "Kinslow" was created here in America by Reuben, Sr's father, Conrad or "Koonrod" Kuntzle. Of German extraction, the name was Anglicized when the family moved to Virginia and he married a Rachel Barlow.The family owned a large plantation in Barron Co., Kentucky, and owned many slaves there. (I don't have in front of the the actual count, but the 1860 census rolls cite them.)My great-great granddad, Aaron Smith Kinslow, left the family around 1848 and moved to Arkansas as a pioneer preacher and farmer--without the possession of slaves.I have no documentation, but I would like to think that he was anti-slavery if not, strictly, an abolishionist. As to African-Americans with the Kinslow name, I suppose it could have come about in a couple of ways.Obviously, sexual encounters might have produced children, but it seems doubtful they would have been "claimed" given the attitudes of the times.On the other hand, though, this might have been one reason some ex-slaves chose the name of their former owners as their own. I would like to know if you found anything out more specifically and what your thoughts are.