Posted By:Olivia Macklin- Jones
Subject:Re: Williams Family
Post Date:May 29, 2010 at 14:13:23
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Forum:Nash County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Samuel Macklin Dinwiddle County Virginia ( MULATTO )
6/15/1825 ------ 4/28/1921 Dates on headstone
Pattie Battle Married in Edgecombe County 1852 MULATTO
5/4/1834 ------ 6/14/1913 Dates on headstone

I am a 5th Generation African American Macklin

I was delighted that My cousin, my Father Daniel Macklin's first cousin, Edward Macklin Jr. shared this story with me.

He stated that Samuel was on one of his routine trips from Petersberg, Va to Rocky Mount, NC trading "home brew'. When he met this Lady at a house. Being thirsty he requested water from the Lady, Ms.Martha Battle. She gave him water.Knowing that he was a trader coming from Virginia she asked him did he have any chewing tobacco. He stated that he did not, but that he would bring some on his next trip,if she gave him that beautiful daughter of hers. Who was Patricia, "Patti", Battle. She stated that she would not protest him speaking with her, but to give her hand in marriage was not her's to give, but her daughter's.

Sam made good on his word. He made the next trip with the chewing tobacco. On the frequent trips he made he developed a relationship with Patti and finally ask her hand in marriage. She said yes, and of course the rest is history.They went on to have 21 children.