Indeed, Calabar actually are mispronunciations. According to researchers it should be pronounced Caleb-Abbar: meaning descendant of Caleb or sons of God. Caleb led the Israelite into the Promised Land and Abbar means God. There many synagogues across Nigeria that many Nigerians know little or heard little about.
LEWIS JONES, 86, WAS BORN A SLAVE in Fayette Co., Texas. Lewis' father was born a Slave and was sold to Fred Tate, who used him as a breeder to build up his Slave stock. Lewis took his father's name after Emancipation. (Texas Slave Narratives, ca. 1936-1938)
Wes Brady, ex-slave, Marshall, Texas. Forms part of: Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project slave narratives collections. Date 4 December 1937