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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
my grandmother Alabama oral family history 1800s Rowan County, N.C. An Escape Slave
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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 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 aunts Research A black slave who became a surrogate mother
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My father Laurens County, South Carolina and Little River County, Arkanass Oral History 1880s Grandparents who were slaves Migration of family; name change
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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, my cousin Stafford Plantation, Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia Oral History, 1860 Slave Census Valdosta, Georgia, Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia. Native American / African Americans Pilgrimage / Reunion to Cumberland Isla
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my mother Washington, D.C. a traditional story that has been passed down over generations 1873 Washington County, an area in Washington, D.C. An African-American slave who escaped slavery and became very successful
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my mother aunts and uncles are the tellers of the story Leland and Greenville Mississippi I heard the story after viewing a photo of a woman in slave garments 1930s my family is originally from mississippi and louisisana and arkansas This story surrounds my great great grandmother born in 1855
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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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My research. Kinchafoonee, Marion, Georgia Interviews 1832 Buena Vista, Marion, Georgia surviving slavery
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