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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
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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Cassie Currie Kirby, my great-grandmother and my mother and aunts. Brownsville, TN and North Carolina My Great-Grandmother Cassie Currie Kirby told us stories of the family 1800s Brownsville, TN and North Carolina My Great-Grandmother has 20 sibling, but only knew 13.
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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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I heard it from my mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Burnt Corn & Evergreen, Alabama Conversation's with older family members 1800s Evergreen, Alabama Receiving bits and pieces of stories of the south
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It was my grandmother that first introduced me to some of the stories. All the events came from Sweetwater, Tennessee I heard the stories during family reunion by the elders in the family. 1800s The ones we know about came from Sweetwater, Tennessee. It is a story of survival and determination of strong women.
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lst cousin Woodstock, Virginia Oral history from a relative 1800s Woodstock, Virginia, Shenadoah Valley Family oracle stories about great-grandparents
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Many aunts and uncles and parents Texas Polk County Parents Aunts and Uncles have shared stories over the years 1866 My parents were born in Kansas My name Boganey is extremely unique and virtually all are related
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Mom, aunts, bio-dad USA...at home or on phone listening to family stories mostly 2000s Mom and aunts: northern europe. Western U.S Dad: nigeria, igbo I heard It
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mother St. Louis, Missouri family stories 1800s St. Louis, Missouri
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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 Father LaGrange, Texas - Fayette County My father has great pride in his family and told us many stories. 1900s LaGrange, Texas This story is about my father, is family and overcoming advrsity.
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My father's cousin Saint James Parish, Louisiana oral history 1861 Southern Louisiana untold stories
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