Venture Smith

Venture Smith (1729–1805) was an African captured as a child and transported to the American colonies colonies to be sold as a slave. As an adult, he purchased his freedom and that of his family. His history was documented when he gave a narrative of his life to a schoolteacher, who wrote it down and published it under the title A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America, Related by Himself.

Read more about Venture Smith:  Early Life, A Slave in Colonial America, A Free Man, DNA Project

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Venture Smith - DNA Project
... a dozen of his descendants, scientists dug up Smith's grave to look for artifacts and take DNA samples from Venture Smith's remains to be compared ... Burton claimed that the dig was disrespectful to Smith and his memory ... Court and the town's probate judge, Paul Buhl, had granted custody of the remains to Venture Smith's oldest living relative who qualified as next of kin ...

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