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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Census research- John Pyle Kaufman Co, TX Research - census, family research 1870s South Carolina, then GA, MS and Texas A white man caring for a half-brother born a slave.
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Cousin Hushpuckena, MS Family history 1920s Koscuisko, MS Paternal Grandparents
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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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Cousins, aunts, uncles Sibley, Mississippi (Adams County) family history 1900s Adams County, Mississippi great grandparents
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Family historian Unsure My relations to Mr Washington & Ms Gibson were done by a family historian Sumter South Carolina and other SC cities as well I believe I am related to Denzel Washington and Althea Gibson
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Father Greenwood, MS & West Helena, AR Father 1800s Greenwood, Mississippi Great-Grandfather
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Grand mothers, aunts, uncles In South Carolina/ Chacago From Grand mother, aunts, uncles and thier cousins Due West, South Carolina Leila Dotson and Ollie Daniel McAdams Grand parents
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grandfather Franklin county, Mississippi Oral family history Amite county, Franklin county, Adams county, Mississippi Family's name
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Grandmother North Carolina paternal grandmother 1700s North Carolina President John and Samuel Adams descendants
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grandmother, great aunts and great uncles Holly Springs, MS; Robinsonville, MS; and Memphis, TN oral history 1860s Robinsonville, Mississippi Ida B. Wells lineage- TEST or PUT TO REST
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Great Great Cousin Port Gibson, MS For my Cousin Charley 2005 Issaquena County, MS Advice learning about family
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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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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 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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My father told bits of the story after he inherited family land Yazoo County, Mississippi It is a story passed down through my fraternal relatives 1900s Yazoo City, Mississippi White immigrant great, great, great grand father in rural Holy Bluff, MS
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My Grandmother Mrs. Carrie Bass (Deceased/1995) Simpson County Mississippi (1880 Census Report) Found in 1880 Census Records for Simpson County Mississippi 1860s Crystal Springs Mississippi White GG Grandfather was married to my Black GG Grandmother in 1880 in MS
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