As I go through my list of cousins who are in the thousands. I find close, extended and distant cousins. Now the Close cousins are those who are my 1st Cousins. Now here is the kicker, your first Cousins children are ALSO your 1st Cousins 1x Removed and their children are also 1st Cousins 2x Removed. etc! Now who are those Extended family? Well, easy they are the your grandparent's siblings kids and grandkids! They are called 2nd Cousins! they are your PARENTS 1st Cousins!
In my search I found a family with the last name Little and it was not just one family member connected to this last name. There are more like, over 50 cousins who took the DNA. They were 3rd and 4th cousins!. Let me tell you how CONFUSED I became. First off, I could not connect any of them with a sibling of any of my grandmothers. Then I had this AHHA moment. In 1900 there was a lady (Rose Winfield) in the home of my grandmother who was 110 years old. She was born in Georgia and did not know where her parents were born. She had 18 children. She was the GGG Grandmother of my grandma which made her my 5th Great Grandmother. This meant any of her kids would be my 6x Cousins! WOW!!!! Once I looked for Rose Little POOF! she popped up! Now the journey will be to identify her 18 kids whom she thought all died. But Slaves found it easier to say Dead than Sold off my master and NEVER to see them again.
A Typical Slave Family
Above is what the average Black family looked like in slavery. The women labor in the fields with their babies right beside them. They are scared that they will come back and find their children gone. If you notice by the demeaner of the lady; she can not look at the camera. This comes from the fear of looking a person who is not Black in the face.
Rose Little (Slave Little) born abt. 1790 Georgia
Living in North Carolina
Nelson Little Son Born abt. 1808
17 more to go