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Great-Grandfather, mother, cousin Madagascar Oral history 1800s Dauphin County, PA Ancestors
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I heard it from friends/residents of Earle USA - Earle Crittenden Arkansas I heard this story from older friends and of my grandfather 1900s USA - Earle Crittenden, Arkansas It is a story of my grandfather Augustus J. Heilig
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I heard my father say this & we've recently confirmed it Chester, South Carolina We've found most of the information ourselves Chester, South Carolina Eight Generations
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I heard the strory from my mother and her siblings. He delivered goods baked by his mother-in-law to the White House. Oral family history. 1890s Caroline County, VA. Grandfather DOB 5/4/1881. Maternal grandfather said he was Irish/Indian/African. (Irish Overseer).
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I heard this from my Daddy-Boy. Lamont, MS This is a story that was passed down to me. 1944 My father comes from Lamont, MS. My father has a last name with no history...BOSON.
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I originally heard the story from my father's first cousin. Christiana, Pennsylvania. Oral history, national news, Federal lawsuit pleadings, and several books. 1851 She is deceased. We are in Michigan by way of MD, PA, and Ontario. My story is about self-protection in the state of Pennsylvania.
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In 1986 Lafayette County Mississippi celebrated the 150th year of it's Virgina 1st marriage recorder wrote that this was the first recorded in this county 1986 Virginia, Mississippi and Arkanas The owner and generations of my great grandfather Louis McGlaun
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Interviewed Aunts, Uncles, Grandfather Notoway County, Blackstone, Virginia Interviewed Aunts, Uncles, Grandfather, Census records, Wills, Birth& Death 1800s Nottoway County, Blackstone, Virginia Family tree - tracing roots
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It is through my fathers lineage, and he heard through his father. Fort Mill Plantation (Fort Mill) Clemson, SC I heard it through my parents, both my father and my mother. 1830s Pendleton, South Carolina I heard that I was a descendant of John C. Calhoun the US Vice President.
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mother East Tennessee to Somerset Kentucky told by my mother 1900s Northeast Tennessee. amazing story about my grandfather.
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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 and father Georgia many family members 1890s Arkansas family unity
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mother's father South Carolina My mother 1895 Florida Ancestors
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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 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 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 dad,uncle auntes. Barbados yes.Iwas told that my grandfather was from barbados 1901 Iwas told france and maybe germany I feel like a tree without any root.Ihave been trying to find my history
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