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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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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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Alec Powell my paternal great grandfather Shipment Virginia - Lovingston, VA From my paternal grandmother 1600s Shipment Virginia Using Assimilation as a Means to Freedom
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Freedman Bank Records Georgia Genealogy research 1871 Milledgeville Georgia Discovery of family history
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Many family members Norfolk / Portsmouth, Virginia Oral History, minute books, court records, deeds and wills 1800s Norfolk, Virginia Free People of Color, Overcoming Adversity
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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, aunts and uncles. Bostwick, Georgia Researcher and family members 1800s New Jersey and Pennsylvania Slavery to Freedom
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Mother, Estelle Alma Singleton Taylor/ Aunt Ruby Ursula Singleton Thompson Sumter, So Carolina Handed down through the years on maternal "Singleton" Family 1850s Sumter, So Carolina -- came North in 1923 settling in NY then CT Ancestor "Singleton" found gold in Sumter, So. Carolina and bought freedom
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my grand aunt sumter sc (1865) told by the granddaughter that he was the family first pastor 1865 sumter sc greatgrandfather usct and a free man
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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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other family researchers French Louisiana Mobile, New Orleans, Opelousas louisiana archives published research 1780s Louisiana fighting for freedom
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