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My Grandfather, original story from his Grandfather From somewhere in Africa to Georgia Colony From My Grandparents 1790s My Grandfather was born in 1880, Florence Township, Stewart County, GA My G-grandfather Prince Shepherd, II.
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Not a family Story SC, GA, FL, LA, OK, TEX, Mexico The Leader "Willie Warrior" 1800s My Grandfather PBS
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1.Older Cousin obtained records from Natl Archive 2.oral tradition from Mom 1.Savannah Ga family migrated from Beaufort SC 2. Windsor N.C. PBS 1.Savannah Ga family migrated from Beaufort SC 2. Windsor N.C. 1.G.G.Gfather Jake Vandross-Civil War Soldier 2.Tuscarora Indians decendent
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Children of Wash Rood/Lewis Stewart County, Georgia Oral History 1830s Maradi Tribe Overcoming
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cousin Delaware told by family member 1890s somewhere in Delaware Overcoming Adversity
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Cousin Fort Monroe, Virginia A Family History Book 1860s Chesapeake, Virginia Colored Civil War Veteran
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Cousin On Stewart plantation Richmond, Virginia My father's first cousin told me this story. Barbour county in Alabama My father's grandmother was allegedly of Spanish decent.
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Grandmother Tibbs Ohio-VA and battles in the Civil War 1863-1865 Grandmother and father told of him in USCT 1863 VA in slavery-Ohio where he fought with Union troops My Great grand father, Charles Howard of Ohio served in the Civil war
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mother stationed Germany, Russia passed down from generation 1890s Silas City North Caroline Father was born 1890. He was in World 1 War.
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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 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 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 grandfather was raised by his grandmother who told him originaly Mexico and Texas The story was told oral by my grandfather who is now 91 1846 Brownsvile, Texas Estranged Love for the sake of War, seperated for a cause
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my grandma Warren Country, North Carolina newspaper, family story 1933 Warren Country, North Carolina great great grandfather
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My grandmother Savannah, Georgia My grandmother 1850s Savannah, Georgia Spanish American War Veteran
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My Grandmother Tarrytown, New York History passed down from family members 1863 New York Civil War Veteran from New York
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