African American Lives
Analyzing the Evidence
The Science and the Investigators
Who am I? A Genealogy Guide
Sharing Stories
For Educators
About the Series

Sharing Stories
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STORYTELLER: Distant cousin LOCATION: Portsmouth, VA YEAR TOOK PLACE: 1857
TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN: Baltimore, Maryland HOW HEARD: Oral history interview

My great great grandmother was sold away from her husband and children during the antebellum period. After the war, one of her older sons, while serving in the Navy, searched for his mother for many years. He finally found her living in Atlanta, GA and brought her back to her hometown in Virginia decades later.

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