I'm still looking for more info on ancestry of a 13 year old Judge Flanders living in McLennan Texas at the time of the 1870 census. My search has yielded Judge was born in Mississippi. His parents were Mingo and Minerva Flanders. Mingo was born in South Carolina , and Minerva was from Tennessee.At the time of the 1870 census Judge had a brother age 16 named Ridick born in Mississippi.In speaking with other Flanders'I've learned and researched, most black Flanders are descended from slaves bought, and sometimes sold, by one particular white Flanders family. Over a couple of generations the white Flanders family migrated from Massachusetts to Virginia to North Carolina , finally settling in Emanuel/Laurens county Georgia . Its believe that a least some of the slaves sold by the white Flanders family during their years in Virginia and North Carolina maintained the Flanders surname. I've also learned that a branch of the black Flanders family settled in Bainbridge Georgia after the Emancipation. There were two brothers, William and Sam Flanders. Their mother was from North Carolina , and the father was African born, linage found in Ibadan Nigeria. I would like to know if there was any relation of William and Sam to Mingo Flanders.If anyone has any information or insight please contact me, Brandon Flanders at firstname.lastname@example.orgTHANKS! I look forward to a positive response.