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my great,great,great,greatgrandmother Susan was born around 1860. At first the search seems never ending, but I was very lucky. She was always known as Tula by family and friends, so one day on my lunch hour I went to the library and looked up African women names and wow there it was Tula{Too-lah}. These people live in the Bauchi reigion of Nigeria. I was never so proud in my life, I cried right there in the library, I returned from lucnh and approached some of my African co-workers with what I found and they confrimed what I had found That Tula is a name given to female children in Nigeria. So that is why I call this a easy find. Her life details have been the most difficult to find out.Help if you can, my seach for my family history has not stopped, cause I now there is more to her story, since she had a son that broke the color barrier a was a sucessful businessman in PA. I'd like very much to find more about her.

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