From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

McAfee, Joseph

(born: 1820) 

A former slave born in Kentucky and lived in Missouri, McAfee moved to California where he fought with the Bear Flag Party against General Mariano Vallejo for control of the state. He moved to Santa Cruz in the 1860s and is listed in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census as a domestic servant. For more see "California 1843," on the Santa Cruz Public Library website, To Know My Name, A Chronological History of African Americans in Santa Cruz County, part 2.

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“McAfee, Joseph,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 18, 2024,

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