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Boston King, U.E.L., Methodist Missionary MP (1760 - 1802)

Boston King A man who overcome great adversity This profile meant to Honor his contributions to Canada, and Sierra Leone What we know of Boston King: A Slave in Colonial America, Boston sided...

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Dinah Lew (1744 - 1837)

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Alice (b. - c.1787)

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Prince Whipple, Black Patriot of the American Revolution MP (c.1750 - 1796)

Note : At the time of Prince Whipple's birth, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast of Africa. Biography Born in Anomabu (present-day Ghana, then known as the Gold Coast), Prince Whipple was enslaved a...

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Hercules, Master Chef MP (c.1755 - d.)

Hercules, Master Chef, "a celebrated artiste" Very little is known of Hercules. This profile is meant to honor what we do know of his life. Hercules gained fame as a ''Chef of fine French cuisine...

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Phillis Wheatley, First African-American Poet MP (1753 - 1784)

'Phillis Wheatley this profile to Honor her life and her poetry Phillis was ''''''purchased by the Wheatley family (John & Susanna Wheatley) of Boston, Massachussetts, USA. (Wheatley- a Bostoni...

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Frank Lee, Butler at Mount Vernon (b. - c.1821)

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William Lee, Valet to President George Washington MP (c.1750 - c.1828)

William Lee Valet to President George Washington This profile meant to Honor William s contibution to the History of America, through his Valued Service to President George Washington See also ...

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York MP (1770 - c.1822)

York A very important figure in respect to the discovery of the American West , and a key Team Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. History records this man as a "Jack of all trades" York`s ab...

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Frances Hager (c.1704 - 1804)

Frances and Mary were Hilton sisters and Elizabeth Milburn, daughter of Frances married her first cousin, Edmund Courtney Jenkins, son of Mary. Frances, widow of Jeremiah Milburn, married second, Rob...

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Abram, slave of Col. William Thomson (deceased)

At the commencement of the Revolution, Colonel Thomson was an indigo planter, living in the enjoyment of affluence and domestic happiness. The plantation was in South Carolina, on the west side of the ...

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Mary Bowser, slave of John Van Lew (c.1839 - d.)

Mary Elizabeth Bowser was born into slavery and owned by John Van Lew . Mary Elizabeth Bowser was born as a slave to owner John Van Lew, a wealthy hardware merchant. His daughter, Elizabeth, and her mo...

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Daddy Jack, slave of Stephen Heard (deceased)

slave of Col. Stephen Heard, Gov. of Georgia

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Mammy Kate, slave of Stephen Heard (deceased)

Mammy Kate: In an 1820 letter she was said to be the "biggest and tallest" black woman the writer had ever seen and had "proven herself to be a strong, a kindly, a never failing friend to Colonel Heard...

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Maria Williams Morrell (deceased)

Brother: Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about John Morrell Name: John Morrell Account Date: 5 May 1868 Spouse's Name: Hetty [Morrell] Father's Name: Denbo [Morrell] Mother's Name: ...

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William Morrell (c.1851 - c.1870)

1870 United States Federal Census about William Morel Name: William Morel Age in 1870: 21 Birth Year: abt 1849 Birthplace: Georgia Home in 1870: District 8, Chatham, Georgia Race: Bla...

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Richard Morrell (c.1846 - c.1870)

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Richard Morrell Name: Richard Morrell Account Date: 4 May 1868 Father's Name: Dunvoone [Morrell] Mother's Name: Peggy [Morrell] Birth County: Sav...

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James Morrell (c.1847 - c.1870)

Slave of James Potter of: Colerain Tweedside Plantation The plantation known during the 19th and early 20th centuries as Colerain, or sometimes as Colerain and Tweedside, was a tract of more than 2...

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Peggy Morrell, Slave of James Potter (c.1825 - 1870)

Slave of James Potter of: Colerain Tweedside Plantation The plantation known during the 19th and early 20th centuries as Colerain, or sometimes as Colerain and Tweedside, was a tract of more than 2...

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Dembo Morrell, Slave of James Potter (c.1810 - c.1873)

Slave of James Potter of: Colerain Tweedside Plantation The plantation known during the 19th and early 20th centuries as Colerain, or sometimes as Colerain and Tweedside, was a tract of more than 2...

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Rebecca, Slave (c.1804 - c.1830)

Her Daughter: Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Mary Handy Name: Mary Handy Birth Year: 1827 Age: 45 Account Date: 5 Feb 1870 Spouse's Name: Anthony [Handy] Father's Name: James Yo...

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James Young, Slave (c.1800 - c.1859)

His Daughter: Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Mary Handy Name: Mary Handy Birth Year: 1827 Age: 45 Account Date: 5 Feb 1870 Spouse's Name: Anthony [Handy] Father's Name: James Yo...

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Brice Connolly (c.1831 - c.1910)

Brice Connolly was a former slave. He married Parthenia Connolly, a native of Ireland who worked as an indentured servant. Because he had no surname of his own, he took his wife's name Connolly. 18...

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Cuffee "Kofi" Slocum (c.1718 - 1772)

Cuffee Slocum "Kofi" 1718-1772 Cuffee Slocum, whose birth name was Kofi was a member of the Ashanti group from Ghana, Africa. Kofi was captured and was sold into slavery and arrived in Newport RI in ...

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Seneca Boston (1744 - 1809)

Recently developed and corroborated evidence reveals the house was built sometime after the property was purchased by Seneca Boston , an African American, on September 13, 1774. Boston was a weaver and...

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Prince Boston MP (1750 - d.)

Prince Boston, the uncle of Absalom, was born into slavery on Nantucket in 1750, son of Boston and Maria, who were slaves of William Swain, a prominent Nantucket merchant. In 1773 Prince Boston made hi...

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Maria Boston (c.1725 - d.)

Maria Boston , the "ancestral matriarch" of Nantucket's African-American women, was a part of a small, close-knit community of manumitted slave families. Sometime before the Revolution, William Swain o...

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Boston, slave of William Swain (c.1720 - d.)

Prince Boston, the uncle of Absalom, was born into slavery on Nantucket in 1750, son of Boston and Maria, who were slaves of William Swain, a prominent Nantucket merchant. In 1773 Prince Boston made hi...

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Rev. Peter Spencer MP (c.1782 - 1843)

Peter Spencer -- Church Founder, Businessman, and Educator Peter Spencer is heralded as the father of Delaware's Independent Black Church Movement. Spencer's biographer, Lewis V. Baldwin, informs us ...

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Julia Taylor MP (c.1845 - d.)

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Dilsia Harrison (1809 - d.)

Nothing is known about "Dilsia" and there are no supporting documents. Given that birth records for slaves were not kept and the fact that William Henry Harrison wanted "to bury" his illegitimate child...

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Shropshire, slave of John Burdett (deceased)

INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF JOHN BURDETT 1746, AUGUST 27 Print this document INVENTORY and APPRAISMENT of the Estate of John Burdett decd. Augst. 27th 1746. 1 pr. Stilyards 7/6. 1 Field Bedstead 12/. �...

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Catherine Stewart (Jane Kane) (b. - 1870)

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Angerine Ross? (c.1847 - d.)

Angerine was the niece of Harriet Tubman. In November 1860, Tubman conducted her last rescue mission. Throughout the 1850s, Tubman had been unable to effect the escape of her sister, Rachel, and Rachel...

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Benjamin Ross? (1849 - d.)

Ben was the nephew of Harriet Tubman. In November 1860, Tubman conducted her last rescue mission. Throughout the 1850s, Tubman had been unable to effect the escape of her sister, Rachel, and Rachel's t...

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Modesty Greene (deceased)

Modesty, Tubman's maternal grandmother. She arrived in the United States on a slave ship from Africa.

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Mariah Ritty Ross (1811 - d.)

Mariah is one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. When Harriet Tubman fled to freedom in the late fall of 1849, after Edward Brodess died at the age of 48, she was determined to return to the Eastern...

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Moses Ross (1832 - d.)

Moses was one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. Moses Ross's fate remains unclear. No mention is made of him after his escape in 1851. Further research may reveal what may have happened to him. (1...

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Soph Ross (1813 - d.)

Soph was one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. When Harriet Tubman fled to freedom in the late fall of 1849, after Edward Brodess died at the age of 48, she was determined to return to the Eastern ...

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Linah Ross (1808 - d.)

Linah was one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. When Harriet Tubman fled to freedom in the late fall of 1849, after Edward Brodess died at the age of 48, she was determined to return to the Eastern...

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John Stewart (Robert Ross) (1816 - d.)

Robert was one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. For 11 years Tubman returned again and again to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, rescuing some 70 slaves in 13 expeditions, including her three other bro...

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Rachel Ross? (1825 - 1859)

Rachel Ross was one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. In November 1860, Tubman conducted her last rescue mission. Throughout the 1850s, Tubman had been unable to effect the escape of her sister, Rachel...

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James Stewart (Ben Ross) (1823 - d.)

Ben Ross is one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. Tubman and her brothers, Ben and Henry, escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849. Tubman had been hired out to Dr. Anthony Thompson, who owned a lar...

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William Henry Stewart (1830 - d.)

William Henry "Harry" Ross is one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. Tubman and her brothers, Ben and Henry, escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849. Tubman had been hired out to Dr. Anthony Thompso...

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Harriet Ross (c.1795 - 1880)

Harriet Ross was Harriet Tubman's mother. Harriet Tubman was the fifth of nine children born to Rit Green Ross and Ben Ross. All of Harriet's siblings were enslaved by Edward Brodess, although at l...

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Benjamin Ross (c.1785 - c.1871)

Benjamin Ross was Harriet Tubman's father. By 1840, Ben, was manumitted, freed from slavery at the age of 45, as stipulated in a former owner's will, though his real age was closer to 55. He continued ...

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Harriet Tubman MP (c.1822 - 1913)

BIRTH DATE : c.1820. Because she was a slave, and owners did not record their slaves' birthdates, the exact date of Harriet's birth is unknown -- different accounts list 1820 or 1821. BIRTH PLACE : (...

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Beverley Rowsey, liberated slave of Mary Stith (deceased)

Was the liberated slave of Mary Stith. The will of Mary Stith was made in 1813. Her dwelling house and lot were devised to a former slave, Jenny; the tin shop to Jenny's granddaughters, Jenny and Pat...

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Patsey Rowsey, liberated slave of Mary Stith (deceased)

Was the liberated slave of Mary Stith. The will of Mary Stith was made in 1813. Her dwelling house and lot were devised to a former slave, Jenny; the tin shop to Jenny's granddaughters, Jenny and Pat...

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Janny Rowsey, liberated slave of Mary Stith (deceased)

Was the liberated slave of Mary Stith. The will of Mary Stith was made in 1813. Her dwelling house and lot were devised to a former slave, Jenny; the tin shop to Jenny's granddaughters, Jenny and Pat...

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Nelly Stith, liberated slave of Mary Stith (deceased)

Was the liberated slave of Mary Stith. The will of Mary Stith was made in 1813. Her dwelling house and lot were devised to a former slave, Jenny; the tin shop to Jenny's granddaughters, Jenny and Pat...

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Mary Aggie, slave of Susanna Allen (deceased)

Mary Aggie was a slave who became a principal in a court case that changed Virginia's statute law. Although unsuccessful in suing for her freedom in 1728, she demonstrated her belief in Christianity to...

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Mingo, slave of Dr. Jeremiah Duvall (c.1715 - 1814)

Mingo claimed to be the son of a king. He was kidnapped in 1735. Mingo was owned by Jacob Ryan, and bought by Dr. Jeremiah Duvall for 1 steer. He became the property of the Foster family who took him...

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Harriet Martin (c.1831 - d.)

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Sarah, slave of Margaret Goe (1750 - d.)

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Omy African Slave (deceased)

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Robert Banneker, 1st Generation Slave (deceased)

Robert Banneker's birth surname is unknown. He was a first generation slave, and when he married Mary, he took her last name so he could get away from having a slave owner's surname.

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Samuel Johnston (free slave) (deceased)

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Rachel Johnston (slave) (b. - 1832)

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Pey The Slave (1674 - d.)

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Mary Lee, Slave MP (c.1857 - d.)

From Wikipedia (English) : Evidence suggests that Angelou was partially descended from the Mende people of West Africa. A 2008 PBS documentary found that Angelou's maternal great-grandmother Mary L...

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Mr. Bridgeport's Slave (deceased)

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Banna Ka / Banneka / Bannke Banneker (deceased)

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Miles McClelland (slave) (deceased)

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Martha, slave of Thomas Key MP (1612 - d.)

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Marie Francoise (slave) (deceased)

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Mariah (slave) (deceased)

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Manette Askin (deceased)

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Logan Currie, Slave (deceased)

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Lizette, Slave (deceased)

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Marguerite, Slave (c.1736 - d.)

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Jean Belaire, Slave (deceased)

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Jane, Slave of Benjamin Philip Owens Cohen (deceased)

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??Louis Slave-Falgoust (deceased)

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Helene Slave-Rome-Oubre (deceased)

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Hannah (SLAVE) (c.1750 - d.)

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Jane Bernice Welbourne (deceased)

Profile found with a birth surname of "American Indian Slave."

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Freed black slave (deceased)

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Catherine Lamothe, Slave (c.1811 - c.1850)

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FEMALE SLAVE UNKNOWN (deceased)

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Esther Ford, Slave (c.1812 - d.)

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Enoch Gould, slave (1630 - 1672)

In another site, he is listed as Enoch Gould Slave. Is "Slave" a surname (not likely) or a description of his station in life. Could he have been an African brought to Barbados as a slave?

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Dilsia (a slave) (deceased)

In 1795 Harrison met Anna Symmes, of North Bend, Ohio. She was the daughter of Judge John Cleves Symmes, a prominent figure in the state, and former representative to the Congress of the Confederation....

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Slave woman (deceased)

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Eliza Weaver (slave) (1824 - 1917)

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Nancy Jane Weaver (slave) (c.1845 - 1926)

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Clara (or Rachel) (slave) (c.1810 - 1878)

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Betsy Hemings, slave MP (1783 - 1857)

From her mother's Wikipedia page: Betsy Hemmings, b. 1783. Her descendants say their family oral tradition is that Betsy was fathered by the recently widowed Thomas Jefferson, whose wife died in 17...

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AMELIA/EMILIA JAMISON, SLAVE (1834 - 1900)

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NN, Slave (deceased)

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Sidney Morgan, slave and alleged son of John Hunt Morgan MP (deceased)

Sidney Morgan, a former slave, is said to be the son of Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan.

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Mary, slave (deceased)

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Marguerite Guillory, Slave MP (c.1713 - d.)

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Dora Rawlings MP (c.1845 - d.)

"Dora Brown Rawlings, born about 1855." "Re: Dora Brown Rawlings, born about 1855." "Dora Brown Rawlings" "Rena Brown (Dora's daughter)" 1880 Census - Dora, is Black, 35 and divorced. DOB: 1845...

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Judy, slave of John Alloway (deceased)

She was purchased by John Alloway (1727-1811) from the estate of his son-in-law Samuel Bell .

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Lee Terry (1847 - d.)

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Ellen Terry (c.1844 - d.)

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Charles Terry (c.1842 - d.)

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Johnson Terry (c.1841 - d.)

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Moses Terry (c.1838 - d.)

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