He had two brothers, John Mercer (who would become a Virginia Congressman in 1888) and Gideon.After the death of his father in 1834, Charles inherited a large part of his father’s estate, and he went to be educated at Oberlin College in 18. Sheridan, “Charles Henry Langston and the African American Struggle in Kansas,” Kansas History 22 (Winter 1999/2000); Eugene H.102-103; A Salute to Black Scientists & Inventors (Chicago: Empak Publishing Company), 1993, pp. Edward Rose, also known by the names Five Scalps, Nez Coupe and “Cut Nose,” was the son of a white trader father and a Cherokee and African American mother.Little else is known about his early life including where he was born. Grinde, Jr., The Encyclopedia of Native American Biography (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997); Daniel F.He may have spent some years working on the Mississippi River between southern Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. Littlefield, Cherokee Freedmen (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1978); Carl Waldman and Alan Wexler, "Rose, Edward," Encyclopedia of Exploration, Vol 1 (New York: Facts on File, Inc, 2004; Le Roy R. As one of the earliest permanent American settlers on Puget Sound in 1845, George Bush played a vital role in the beginnings of Washington Territory.Berwanger, “Hardin and Langston: Western Black Spokesmen of the Reconstruction Era,” Journal of Negro History 64 (Spring 1979).In 1853, the Lumbee Indians, a triracial people who are descendants of several southeastern Indian tribes, whites, and African Americans, named themselves after the Lumber River, which flows through their homeland in North Carolina.
Reputed to be the first African American in the United States to graduate from college, Alexander Twilight was born on a farm in Corinth, Vermont to a white or fair-skinned mother, Mary Twilight, and a mixed-race father, Ichabod Twilight, who had served as a private in the American Revolution.
The young Alexander was forced to work as an indentured servant on a farm neighboring his parents’ farm from the ages of eight to 21.