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Virgina and Ohio oral history and research 1870s Originally from Ironton, Ohio It amazes me that I am only four generations from the slave era.
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Eddye Taylor Fennell and Johnnye Taylor Thompson,Henry Taylor's daughters Abbeville, South Carolina This is documented in the archives of Abbeville, SC 1870s Abbeville County, South Carolina The Founding of Taylortown , South Carolina, a freed Black Community
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Archives and the Library of Congress Washington, District of Columbia 1870s politics during Reconstruction
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Aunt and Uncle Bradley, Abbeville and Greenwood, South Carolina Oral Discussion 1870s Greenwood, South Carolina Four Generations
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Census research- John Pyle Kaufman Co, TX Research - census, family research 1870s South Carolina, then GA, MS and Texas A white man caring for a half-brother born a slave.
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Father and Mother Washington, DC; Greesboro, North Carolina; Lincolnton, North Carolina Family discussions 1870s Greesboro, North Carolina; Lincolnton, North Carolina Abolitionist
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geneaology New Iberia, Louisiana 1870s Bakersfield, California and New Iberia, Louisiana act of kindness
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I learned it from an old cousinand my grandmother's best friend. Red Hill Community, Robertson County, Texas Through study, family, and county records. 1870s Robertson county,Red Hill Community, Calvert, Texas A city within a city
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Mother, aunts, grandmother & great-grandfather Navasota, TX & Grimes, TX Traditional story passed down over generations 1870s Great-grandfather from Beaumont, TX; rest of family born in CA Texas Legislator during Reconstruction
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