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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
My Grandfather, original story from his Grandfather From somewhere in Africa to Georgia Colony From My Grandparents 1790s My Grandfather was born in 1880, Florence Township, Stewart County, GA My G-grandfather Prince Shepherd, II.
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a cousin in GA told me that she had always been told WE were FPOC email x-change no family members seemed to be the least bit interested in finding ancestor 2005 Hartford, CT and from grandfather who was born in NC the story goes in our family that we were free people of color
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Aunt Guthrie, Oklahoma A family legend 1890s She was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Losing the land
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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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Family Historian encouraged me to begin research 12 yrs ago Aliceville Alabama (Pickens County) I researched and helped prepared the reunion in Pickens County Alabama 2004 born in Hattiesburg Mississippi Research led to discovery of new relatives resulting in a Reunion 2004
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Juanita Spencer - Shepherd, by her Grandmother Emma Kendricks - Brooks Hainesville, Alabama (Lownes county) It was told to me by my Mother 1799 Birmingham, Alabama How my 3 generation Grandmother was born
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Many aunts and uncles and parents Texas Polk County Parents Aunts and Uncles have shared stories over the years 1866 My parents were born in Kansas My name Boganey is extremely unique and virtually all are related
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Martha A. Harris my mother. Bedford County Pennsylvania I first heard about my the family name Burgess from my mother She was born in Johnstown, Pa apr. 26 1916 This is about my mothers family who lived in Pensylvania before 1790
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MOTHER GRANDFATHER BORN IN ABBEVILLE SOUTH . ORALLY WASHINGTON,NORTH CAROLINA fAMILY TREE
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mother stationed Germany, Russia passed down from generation 1890s Silas City North Caroline Father was born 1890. He was in World 1 War.
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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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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 confirmed that he was a slave Edgefield County, S.C. I researched his history, and saw that he was born in 1850 1862 Saluda, South Carolina I found my Great Great Grandfather who was a slave.
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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 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 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 mother aunts and uncles are the tellers of the story Leland and Greenville Mississippi I heard the story after viewing a photo of a woman in slave garments 1930s my family is originally from mississippi and louisisana and arkansas This story surrounds my great great grandmother born in 1855
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