The McGowan & Stanback
family members are
descendents of free
Africans who were enslaved and brought
to America. The Richmond family members were not enslaved. The above links will take you to pages containing information about their
family histories. This information has been collected by family members
from oral history, news papers, court documents and such. Members of
each family contributed to these pages. If you are a family member and
would like to contribute to the "History by Family"
page, or get more information about either family, please e-mail the
addresses below, or contact us via the
To the right is a link to "Maps of Africa".
These are up-to-date maps of the continent of Africa. Please enjoy.
The families hopes that you enjoy reading about their history because
they enjoyed researching and writing it.
To add to the family history, please submit your request to