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kru people of liberia

Posted: 25 Aug 2004 8:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Aug 2011 2:29PM GMT
Surnames: HARRIS
IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE NO ANY HARRIS FROM VA. THAT HAS KRU PEOPLE ANCESTRY MY NAME IS JESSIE JAME HARRIS SR.I HAD MY DNA DONE IT TRACED MY ANCESTERY BACK TO LIBERIA MY GRT GRT GRAND PA. WAS WILLIAM HARRIS FROM VA.

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 30 Dec 2008 3:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Feb 2009 3:41AM GMT
Surnames: Harris
Dear Writer, My Grand father Willie Harris. He was from Alabama. But I'm also from Kru tribe of Liberia.

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 5 May 2009 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
this may be a little old

but im Kru. born in Greenville sinoe county Liberia where the Kru are from.

Just to let you Know u have a rich history. email me patience_chea@yahoo.com

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 8:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
My name is Constance, I'm not a Harris, I'm a Teage/Bropleh, my Teage Ancestors are ex-slaves from Virginia, but my Bropleh side is a huge Kru family from Liberia. I was born in Liberia and raised in Liberia and America.

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 11 Jan 2011 3:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes! I am originally from Levittown Pennsylavina and of Kru Descent. My father is from the Kru tribe and my mother is from the Grebo Tribe. They immigrated to America in the 80,s. The Kru tribe is actually very well known in West Africa. It also has the second complex tribal language in Africa. They also were very resistant to slavery and were known by the Europesn slave traders as difficult to capture. The reason for this is because they would kill and actually kill them selves to avoid capture. It is this reason that most kru people were not taken as slaves.

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 27 Aug 2011 1:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi:
I'm not a Harris either but I am DNA tested for Kru through my Parternal lineage. We have been traced to Liberia. My grandfather was given the name Gee and was called Gedie as a child. I initially used that information to see if it was an African name and discovered before I was told by a male relative that he had, had the test and found that we were of Kru descendant Liberia Africa. I also dicovered that my grandfather's name was infact a name related to Gedeh or Gee, both being counties in South Liberian. It just might be a connection.My ancestors lived in Spotsylvania,Virginia as well as Charles Parish, York Virginia and was own by John Chapman B 1702-1775, before one of his descendants came to Wayne County Mississippi bringing my 3x's grandfather parents, where he was born in 1828. I would like to communicate with other Kru's who might have information on the Kru people. I've already have found a rich ancient history related the Kru's to the Nile Valley, Sudan, Khemet and the 25th Dynasty of Kushite Pharoah's. I would like to know more about the migration to West Africa and more modern time information.
Warmest Regards,
Teeferet Daveed

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 10:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Michael Ian Guishard and I did a DNA test with African Ancestry which tells me that I am 100% Kru on my father side. I am trying to learn more about my people the Kru's. We are one of the few Kru's that was successfully captured and brought to the West Indies.

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 3:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Taplah
First, I begin with my father
He is Nyanfor Taplah from grand Kru, county Liberia.
My mother Koffa jaywlor she is a Kru from webbo, County Liberia.
It brings tear to my eyes to know my roots. To learn about my ancestors . I am very proud of being a Kru man from Liberia

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 17 Sep 2013 4:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cooper, Canterberry, Lampley, Sanders
We may be cousins,

My maternal Kru ancestry was determined by DNA testing (Dr. Kittles)
My family has the surnames Cooper, Canterberry, Lampley, and Sanders.

All are from the Delta of Mississippi.
I believe Greenville Sinoe County Liberia was named from Greenville, Mississippi. My family all picked cotton in and around Greenville, MS.
I want to know more.

Feel free to contact me at bronzevillesherry@gmail.com. I can send you a link to my Ancestry.com tree.
Sherry Williams

Re: kru people of liberia

Posted: 17 Sep 2013 4:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cooper, Canterberry, Lampley, Sanders
Hi Michael,

Is your family from Virginia, Tennessee or Mississippi,
I have Kru ancestry on my mother's side.

bronzevillesherry@gmail.com
Sherry Williams
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