I am Richard F. America, Jr. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. I do not know a connection to Americas in Tennessee. But it is possible. I am African American, and there were a large number of black Americas in the 1700 and 1800s in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Some migrated or were sold to Alabama and Florida and Louisiana. And some might have been biracial, and might have "passed" for white and their descendants would have become part of white communities over time.