Meta; Some of my ancestors were indentured servants. I think that is as close as I can come to being a slave. At least after 45 years doing genealogy I have never found any evidence of any of my ancestors owning slaves. Phy
Indentured servitude is exactly how this country got started. The "pilgrams" that started the Jamestown Settlement were indentured to the English Shipping Company that gave them passage over here. They worked for years giving all they had back to the company, never really repaying the debt.