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A person who is one-quarter black by descent.
- For example, censuses from 1850 through 1890 and again in 1910 and 1920 included one or more black racial subcategories, such as black, mulatto, quadroon, and octoroon.
- Yes, in the American south well past the days of slavery, you could find references to maroons, quadroons, octoroons, etc.
- An inheritance from Wayles, the quadroon Hemings was house slave at Monticello.
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