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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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L.Ogans, Cousin. F.Garner, Cousin. I.Van, Aunt. Morristown,Tn.Bentonville,Ark.Ft.Gibson,Muskogee,Bartlesville,Dewey,Okla. 1830s Hancock Co.TN./ Ft.Gibson, Ok./3 Mile Branch, Ok./Allensworth & Tulare,Ca interview of L. Ogans, story passed down through generations.

My G,G,Grandmother Esther Collins bartered my G,Grandfather William Collins for laundry detergent to provide for the rest of her family.He lived with white baptist minister Peter Ogan and family, in 1850,by 1870 he is known as William Ogan,added s in Okla. after run in with white women in Benton ,Ark. married to Sarah Phillips also from Tn. She,her Mom and sister saved a man named McGinnis that had been left for dead after being hanged for selling horeses to the enemy of one of the armies of the civil war, when it was found out that he still lived a year later they returned and finished the job.

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