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Much of what we know about our family history was passed down to us as stories about our ancestors. Would you like to record, share and preserve your family's ancestor stories? Please use the form below to send them to us!

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Mammy Bythe NC>TN>MO>Arkansas
Shepherd's Plantation, Florence Township, Stewart County, GA (1836-1924)
Sherman/Lafferty Family VA>TX
Hollis/Wells Family: SC, AL, TN
St. Clair/May, VA>NC>AL>FL and Oneal, GA>FL
Arnett-Brooks, Henderson, KY
Mary Johnson-Ligons-Moss and Katie Miller, Winchester, VA
Thornton/Joiner Family, African/Choctaw, Versailles, KY, Kerr Co., TX, FL, Mexico
William Reed, Abbeville, SC (Barr Plantation), and Senatobia, Ripley, Panola, and Tate, MS
Annie Lee Bryant, John Henry Bryant, Ensley, AL>Charleroi, PA>Middleport, OH
Graham, Noah and Peggy; Walter Graham (GA>FL) and Mary Williams, Suwannee County, FL
Terrell, Belk, Cooper, Metcalf, Key, Campbell, AL, NC, SC, GA
Canada/Underwood/Lee/Feagin/Goodwin/Coleman/Richardson/Parks/Loggins
William Earl Johnson and Lucy Bell Shaw, Bibb County, GA
The Little Angels: Folktale told by Slaves
Moss, George Washington and Sarah Tayler IN>IL>MO
Don't Go Near the Swamp!: African American Folk Tale
Hall, Samuel and Charles Williams, Travelers on the Underground Railroad
Hollis, Sulligent, AL
Davison, Pheobe and Caleb. VA>PA>WV
Roberts, Jonah R Born 1853 in Louisiana and Moved to Texas.
Wyche, Larry, Thomas, Robinson, Speights: Madison County, Fernandina and Tampa, FL
Joe Pelman, "The Prince of Ethiopia" Nicholasville, Jessamine County, KY
Ogden, Harrison, Underground Railroad, Greene County, PA
Miller, Sophia. Sophia Miller and her Descendants, GA and Liberia
McBride, Stephen Alexander, Thomasville, GA>Grimes, Jasper, Newton Counties, TX, Slaveholder Gen. Edward Blackshear
Two Slave Women Named Rachel: One Born in Africa, the Other in MS
Descendants of Slave Master Solomon Obed Magee of MS
Sie McCollum, His Life and Times
Smith, Kennebrew, Mills, Jenkins, Eckers: AL, SC, NY, GA, AR, Angola, Ghana, South Africa
Hall, James and Adam Hall, Jacksonville (Duval County), Fl
How My Reese/Marshall/Clifton/Jackson/ Family Lived In Alabama in the Early Times
Mitchell, Elizabeth (Beth), Franklin County, MS
Mammy Bythe NC>TN>MO>Arkansas
Shepherd's Plantation, Florence Township, Stewart County, GA (1836-1924)
Sherman/Lafferty Family VA>TX
Hollis/Wells Family: SC, AL, TN
St. Clair/May, VA>NC>AL>FL and Oneal, GA>FL
Arnett-Brooks, Henderson, KY
Mary Johnson-Ligons-Moss and Katie Miller, Winchester, VA
Thornton/Joiner Family, African/Choctaw, Versailles, KY, Kerr Co., TX, FL, Mexico
William Reed, Abbeville, SC (Barr Plantation), and Senatobia, Ripley, Panola, and Tate, MS
Annie Lee Bryant, John Henry Bryant, Ensley, AL>Charleroi, PA>Middleport, OH
Graham, Noah and Peggy; Walter Graham (GA>FL) and Mary Williams, Suwannee County, FL
Terrell, Belk, Cooper, Metcalf, Key, Campbell, AL, NC, SC, GA
Canada/Underwood/Lee/Feagin/Goodwin/Coleman/Richardson/Parks/Loggins
William Earl Johnson and Lucy Bell Shaw, Bibb County, GA
The Little Angels: Folktale told by Slaves
Moss, George Washington and Sarah Tayler IN>IL>MO
Don't Go Near the Swamp!: African American Folk Tale
Hall, Samuel and Charles Williams, Travelers on the Underground Railroad
Hollis, Sulligent, AL
Davison, Pheobe and Caleb. VA>PA>WV
Roberts, Jonah R Born 1853 in Louisiana and Moved to Texas.
Wyche, Larry, Thomas, Robinson, Speights: Madison County, Fernandina and Tampa, FL
Joe Pelman, "The Prince of Ethiopia" Nicholasville, Jessamine County, KY
Ogden, Harrison, Underground Railroad, Greene County, PA
Miller, Sophia. Sophia Miller and her Descendants, GA and Liberia
McBride, Stephen Alexander, Thomasville, GA>Grimes, Jasper, Newton Counties, TX, Slaveholder Gen. Edward Blackshear
Two Slave Women Named Rachel: One Born in Africa, the Other in MS
Descendants of Slave Master Solomon Obed Magee of MS
Sie McCollum, His Life and Times
Smith, Kennebrew, Mills, Jenkins, Eckers: AL, SC, NY, GA, AR, Angola, Ghana, South Africa
Hall, James and Adam Hall, Jacksonville (Duval County), Fl
How My Reese/Marshall/Clifton/Jackson/ Family Lived In Alabama in the Early Times
Mitchell, Elizabeth (Beth), Franklin County, MS
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