I recently started researching my mother's ancestors, and I had to make a slight leap of faith in my research. My grandmother was Mamie Wilcox. Her father was George Wilcox, and his father was Henry Wilcox, a mulatto male born in 1834/1840 in or around Mayfield, Kentucky. Looking through slave records, I found that Green Craig Wilcoxson (b: 1817, d: 1905) owned a mulatto male slave that would have been born around that time. A younger mulatto female slave was among those listed on the registry. I assume that she was Henry's younger sister.
Anyway, I haven't been able to find the name of either one of the 2 black female slaves that Green owned. Does anyone have any sort of information on the slaves that the family owned? Does anyone have any information if Green or perhaps someone else related or who lived nearby fathered mixed race slaves on his plantation? I'd love to find out the name of Henry's mother or to at least confirm that Henry is indeed the 20 year old male mulatto slave listed on the 1860 slave registry under Green's name. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.