McLaughlin to Speak at Madison (Ind) Public Library
As part of its 2023 celebration of Juneteenth, Madison-Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, Indiana, will host a presentation about a formerly enslaved black family from Mississippi that moved to Jefferson County in the early 1850s. Phyllis Codling McLaughlin will present “Robert Jefferson: A Case of Black and White” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. After paying for the family’s freedom in 1852, Jefferson and his wife, Celia, enrolled their daughters, Lucy and Georgiana at Eleutherian College in Lancaster. Can genetic genealogy and traditional research methods determine if the girls were really the granddaughters of America’s third president? This event is free and open to the public.