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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
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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Cousin docummented story in a letter to my grandmother. Natchez, Adams County, Kingston Precinct, Mississippi I heard the story growing up and it was documented in a letter. 1880s These ancestors, are from Kingston, Mississippi, via "Malagasy" Stories of adversity and challenge
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Legal records & a cousin who was one of 1st black Texas legislators (1972) Tennessee, Texas (Cherokee County) 1776 Texas Documented Family History
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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 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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