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The renting of the enslaved

Col. John Tilghman (b. 1785 – d. 1866) MSA SC 5496-37789 Property Owner, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland Biography: John Tilghman was born on March 8, 1785 to Judge James Tilghman and his wife Elizabeth Johns. He married Ann Tilghman, with … Continue reading

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Corrine Cora Flamer

  When Cora Flamer was born on May 12, 1892, her father, James, was 45, and her mother, Sarah Sparks, was 37. 1900, Cora and her family resided in Queenstown, Queen Anne’s Maryland. Her father James was a farm laborer … Continue reading

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Morgan Henry Acree

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Curtis Lee Acree Jr.

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The Ten Percent:Free People of Color

Last night I was listening to Black ProGen Live, a group of professional genealogists who research and document African-American families, they have round tables setting (Webinar presentations) on YouTube. Black ProGen Live stated “That in 1860, there were more than … Continue reading

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Map of 1820 United States

Map of 1820 United States Courtesy of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

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Frederick Douglass

I had plan to post an excerpt  of an article from Casey Cep written in the Aeon Magazine. Majority of the article needed to be posted, to not to diminish the flow of it. My family history tells me that … Continue reading

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King and Queen County, Virginia

I was in high school and my first impromptu interview about my ancestors was with my paternal grandmother Mary Grace Acree Downes. We were in her sitting room and I started to ask her questions. I don’t remember how it came up, but … Continue reading

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