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He was, in the parlance of the day, a “free person of color.” Had he been enslaved, he would have been reduced to a nameless entry of gender, age and race (typically, black or mulatto) on the slave schedule of his owner – a genealogical reality that robs descendants of critical clues for uncovering the lives of these relatives.
But Ambrose and his family members, like roughly ten percent of African Americans at the time, were free before the Civil War and that meant there would be more of a paper trail to follow.
If not for this last minute change of plans, the gene pool that would eventually produce Pharrell couldn’t have crystallized.Daly, 42, who serves as The Voice’s host, was also unwitting to his coworkers’ love affair in its early stages. Christina Aguilera has given her seal of approval as well. "None of us [knew], but we're glad that it happened." Williams and Daly aren’t the only members of the Voice family who are fans of the newly minted power couple.Virginia Beach and Norfolk feature prominently, as do Nash, Halifax, Johnston and Currituck counties in North Carolina.His tree is populated primarily by common surnames – Williams, Johnson, Allen, Edwards and Cooper among them – but also peppered with intriguing first names such as Cain, China, Fenner, General, Hilliard, and my favorite, Napoleon Bonaparte, known to his friends as “Bone.” But of all those ancestors, it was Ambrose Hawkins who caught my attention.
Ambrose Hawkins was born about 170 years before Pharrell and was just one of his 64 fourth great-grandparents, so why obsess on him? Born in Halifax County, North Carolina, he lived there all of his life.