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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
lst cousin Woodstock, Virginia Oral history from a relative 1800s Woodstock, Virginia, Shenadoah Valley Family oracle stories about great-grandparents
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Mother and older cousins Jefferson County, MS. ,Branywine , Mcbride I heard the story from older relatives. 1880s McBride,MS. Great-Great Grand mother resold in New Orleans Louisiana during slavery.
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Mother's cousin New Orleans, Louisiana oral history 1770s New Orleans, Africa, France, Germany Survival, overcoming adversity, Gaining freedom, Love for family
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mother, cousins and at family reunion Rockfarm Estate, Dinwiddie County, Virginia documented story passed down over generations with gaps 1840s Family's origin is Dinwiddie County, Virginia unsanctioned interracial love
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My 80-plus year old aunt and my cousin who is also 80-plus or nearing it 1995 This story was shared with me by older relatives 1995 Cleveland Ohio Passing Judgment
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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 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 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's cousin Saint James Parish, Louisiana oral history 1861 Southern Louisiana untold stories
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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 mother and my cousin Bernice Tuskegee Alabama A traditional story passed down through the family 1830s Tuskegee Alabama The story is of the beginning of a long lasting family tradition
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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 first cousin, another family historian. New Orleans, Louisiana oral history, proven by archival records 1770s New Orleans, Louisiana, Marseille and Provence France; Mali, West Africa self-purchase, love and affection, overcoming the odds
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