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Simpson County, Mississippi Family and Research 1857 Mississippi Slavery and Research
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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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Andrew Jackson Gray S. C., Tenn., Ky., Ohio, Kansas published account 1880s Lawrence, Kansas told life story via vanity bio
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As a child my mother and grandparents would tell us stories about slavery . Anson, Cumberland, Montogomery, Moore , and Davidaon Counties in NC Oral history that was pass down for one generation to the next. 1780s Anson County NC, Polkton and Wadesboro, NC Ancestors: The Story of Rachel
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aunt eula mae lowery tucker Greenville, Alabama person research 1807 Andalusia Alabama Butler slaves
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aunt, cousins, son Archer and Gainesville, Florida oral history 1850s Florida and Connecticut Connecting the family
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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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From personal research At Second Constitutional Convention of KY From personal research 1790s From personal research Davidson family connection to Davidson the delgate of Kentucky 1798/1799
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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 and elders United States oral history 1890s Savannah, Georgia; Hymanville, South Carolina; Henderson, North Carolina; family tree
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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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great great grandmother Bronson, Sabine County, Texas oral history Georgia, Alabama, Sabine County, Texas
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I felt compelled to document our family history Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio Personal Research 1820s Halifax County, Virginia My family's connection to Patrick Henry
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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 learned it from an old cousinand my grandmother's best friend. Red Hill Community, Robertson County, Texas Through study, family, and county records. 1870s Robertson county,Red Hill Community, Calvert, Texas A city within a city
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information from the great grand children of George, flora, research paper cherryvale plantation one of the many frierson plantations sumter sc family members, research on the plantaions, slave list, military documents 1800s they lived in sumter sc, some were originally from Charleston sc Geddis family slaves and exslave living on the frierson plantation
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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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L.Ogans, Cousin. F.Garner, Cousin. I.Van, Aunt. Morristown,Tn.Bentonville,Ark.Ft.Gibson,Muskogee,Bartlesville,Dewey,Okla. interview of L. Ogans, story passed down through generations. 1830s Hancock Co.TN./ Ft.Gibson, Ok./3 Mile Branch, Ok./Allensworth & Tulare,Ca Melungeon's from the east hills of Tn. via Va. son bartered 4 laundry det.
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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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