My multi great grandfather was the son of Agerton Willis and his Cherokee (Lumbee?) slave, Sara. Joseph may be the one represented in the “Patriot” movie fighting with Frances Marion character.
He came to Christ during the Whitfield revivals and headed west from South Carolina. He is recorded as the “Apostle to the Opelloussas.” First Baptist preacher west of the Mississippi. He is claimed by the Blacks, since he is recorded as mulatto, which under French law only signified mixed blood.
Joseph’s mother was named Sara and his father was Agerton Willis. He was technically a slave and had to have legislative authority to inherit.
I guess my question is about Sara and any knowledge of her and slavery of Cherokee. Some family stories refer to her as Lumbee. Thanks for any help!