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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 father charles city county va, cedar forest plantation oral history and census records His mother, charles city co. va traced my roots back to a great land owner
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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 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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My father was an archivist at Nat'l. Archives and did alot of research Prince William County, VA--cities of Manassas and Woodbridge Alot of research has already been done by family 1860s Thoroughfare, VA (Bullrun) near Manassas and Woodbridge, VA Intriguing family history
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My Father, my cousin Stafford Plantation, Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia Oral History, 1860 Slave Census Valdosta, Georgia, Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia. Native American / African Americans Pilgrimage / Reunion to Cumberland Isla
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My grandmother Burke County, Louisville, Georgia grandmother 1825 Burke and Jefferson County, Louisville, Georgia
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My grandmother Little Rock, AR (Pulaski County) Through my grandmother, great aunt and mother's brother. 1910s My grandmother is from Little Rock, AR Surname history
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My grandmother West Indies, Central Alabama Oral History 1800s Dallas County and Autauga County, Alabama Migration
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My grandmother and her siblings often talk about this Hallsville, Harrison County , TX I was the child who was interested in the family history from my grandma 1850s Alabama Uncle Mack Nolan - black city councilman
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My Grandmother Mrs. Carrie Bass (Deceased/1995) Simpson County Mississippi (1880 Census Report) Found in 1880 Census Records for Simpson County Mississippi 1860s Crystal Springs Mississippi White GG Grandfather was married to my Black GG Grandmother in 1880 in MS
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My grandmother,my mother, my aunts, & also published in a newspaper. In Augustus, Georgia and later retold in The LaFayette Sun Times 1951 oral history and documented material 1859 Augustus Georgia, Appling County and LaFayette, Alabama, Chambers County Its a story about honoring who you are, and whose you are.
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My great great grand father James G. Horton Chatatanooga, TN; Huntsville, Alabama, South St. Louis MO The story was documented in a letter to President William H. Taft 1863 Franklin County near Salem Tennessee A soldiers story and a case unpaid repairations and compensation
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My Great-Grandmother Hancock County, Georgia Oral history 1854 Hancock County, Georgia Family Members
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my mother Washington, D.C. a traditional story that has been passed down over generations 1873 Washington County, an area in Washington, D.C. An African-American slave who escaped slavery and became very successful
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My mother and aunts Anson county, Morven, North Carolina Oral history 1856 North Carolina Oral family history confirmed
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My mother wrote the letter to a cousin. A great-uncle had the bible. The family were freed blacks in Baltimore and slaves in QueenAnne's County. My maternal family history was written in a letter and in a family bible. 1813 These relatives lived in Baltimore Maryland. It is a story about understanding my identity, my character and behaviors.
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my mother's father Ridgley, Maryland oral tradition 1850s Caroline County of the Eastern Shore of Maryland great-great grandfather linked to a white family
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my mother, my aunts and uncles Stedman, Cumberland County, North Carolina oral tradition 1925 Cumberland County, Stedman, North Carolina Over coming adversity
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