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Mother, Estelle Alma Singleton Taylor/ Aunt Ruby Ursula Singleton Thompson Sumter, So Carolina Handed down through the years on maternal "Singleton" Family 1850s Sumter, So Carolina -- came North in 1923 settling in NY then CT Ancestor "Singleton" found gold in Sumter, So. Carolina and bought freedom
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mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle Jamaica and USA oral history 1794 Port Antonio, Jamaica Immigration
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Mother, Uncles, Grandmother, Great-Aunt Athens and Columbus, Ohio Traditional family story told over generations 1903 Athens, Ohio Mail-Order Bride
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mother-in-law Boone's Station, KY From my family's genealogy records 1789 Texas Abraham Van Meter of Kentucky, perhaps owner of Henry Louis Gates's ancesto
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mothers Lynn, Massachusetts I learned about this through research.. 1860s New York, New York Civil War veteran changing his name after the war.
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my grandmother Alabama oral family history 1800s Rowan County, N.C. An Escape Slave
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My 103 yr old great, great, great aunt, geneology library, and elders of my Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma KMJQ Magic 102 on the Tom Joiner Show 1996 Born in Longview, Texas Finding More Family
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my aunt Baxley, Georgia my aunt 1923 Georgia. family secret
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My aunt Lily Geneva Whitely and then the true story from Toronto newspaper Battle of Vimy Ridge in France Relative narrations then research 1917 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania African Americans that left America for Canada
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My aunt sent me a handwritten info. Person County, North Carolina I heard the story from my cousin who research our family history Durham, North Carolina My great great great grandfather and mother
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My aunt told me. In Calloway or Carroll County, Missouri. It's a family story. 1850s Texas (her father was born in Missouri). A slave-holder's daughter.
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My Aunt, I suspect that she is the last living direct desendant of a slave runaway slave from Kentucky, to Civil War Hero and Medal of Honor My Aunt 100 yrs old related stories to me. She is stll living 2001 My aunt and mother came from Grand Rivers, Kentucky lyon county My (grand father) was the last medal of honor receipent in the Civil War.
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My aunts Research A black slave who became a surrogate mother
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My cousin, Robert Holden, told the story at family gatherings. As the family settled in Raleigh, NC Family story passed down - substantiated by the Family Bible 1865 He is originally from Raleigh, NC Migrating North and Selecting the family name
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My Father LaGrange, Texas - Fayette County My father has great pride in his family and told us many stories. 1900s LaGrange, Texas This story is about my father, is family and overcoming advrsity.
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My father Laurens County, South Carolina and Little River County, Arkanass Oral History 1880s Grandparents who were slaves Migration of family; name change
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My father John Matsudaira Near Lake Biwa, Japan Passed down from my father 1864 My father was born in Seattle 1922. Daini Matsudaira takes the blame and commits seppuku
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My father related the bare bones to me when I was a young adult. VA, TN, IN, IA, CA, NV and all the other states of the Union. My Father, relatives, research, scholarship of Arthur Leslie Keith, Ph.D. 1717 My father is from Nevada; his grandfather:California; his: Kentucky My family's story is 1717-2007 Germany-USA ~ indentureship to prosperity.
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My father Rodger Wilson and serveral cousins Southhill Virginia, & Philadelphia Family conversation 1918 My father was born in Philadelphia Our unknown family history
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My father told bits of the story after he inherited family land Yazoo County, Mississippi It is a story passed down through my fraternal relatives 1900s Yazoo City, Mississippi White immigrant great, great, great grand father in rural Holy Bluff, MS
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