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Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?

Yes. This was told to me by my mother and her late grandfather, Edward M. Fountain.

According to them, my great-grandfather, his mother, Mary Elizabeth Johnson-Fountain was from Madagascar, a "freed slave" in Frederick County, MD.

By 1900, she married James A. Fountain of Virginia (who my mom recently told me, came from Madagascar as well, but I don't recall my great-grandfather ever stating this, but doesn't necessarily mean it's incorrect information, either) and settled in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where they raised their four children, my great-grandfather, Edward being the youngest.

Iím a total novice, working on my family tree, and I'd really love help in finding out the exact place my great, great grandmother Mary is from in Madagascar, and the origin of my great, great-grandfather, James. I have some family records that were given to me by an older cousin (my great-grandfather's niece), which has been very helpful to me, and some I've found online, but there some holes
that need filled.

Thank you!

This is a great site!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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