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mother's parents Kingsville and Bishop, Texas Genealogy research 1950s Lee County, Texas Mistaken heritage
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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, 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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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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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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Mother, Grandmother Macon, Georgia Mother's story, book 1848 Atlanta, Georgia Escape from slavery
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Mother, Grandmother New York, Ontario Canada Oral and census records Six Nations Indian Reserve in Ontario, Canada African Canadian
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mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle Jamaica and USA oral history 1794 Port Antonio, Jamaica Immigration
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Mother, Uncles, Grandmother, Great-Aunt Athens and Columbus, Ohio Traditional family story told over generations 1903 Athens, Ohio Mail-Order Bride
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mother-in-law Boone's Station, KY From my family's genealogy records 1789 Texas Abraham Van Meter of Kentucky, perhaps owner of Henry Louis Gates's ancesto
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mothers Lynn, Massachusetts I learned about this through research.. 1860s New York, New York Civil War veteran changing his name after the war.
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my grandmother Alabama oral family history 1800s Rowan County, N.C. An Escape Slave
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My adoptive mother Chicago, Illinois Cook County Vital Records, Chicago 1929 Tennessee. Adoption
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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, 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 aunts Research A black slave who became a surrogate mother
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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 told my mother when she was a child. Edwardsville, Kansas My mother told the story often. 1800s Edwardsville, Kansas Ex-slave turned successful business man
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My father, grandmother Eastern Kentucky My father 1857 Los Angeles My great great grandmother was raped by a slavemaster's son
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My father, uncles, aunts, and grandmother Birmingham, Alabama area My father, uncles, aunt, and grandmother and see something on the internet. 1900s Las Vegas and Ohio My father's Alabama roots?
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