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Re: Thanks Lisa .......Slavery in Canada

(I have Thomas surname up there,
that married a Brock) (I also have Miles, Walden, Moss, Reneau/Reno, Herring)

Oh, Oh....... I have Miles & Herring connections from Greencastle, Putnam County, IN from the 1870's forward. My Walden's seem to connect with the Moss' family in Ross County, Ohio in the mid 1850-1860 time period and the Reneau/Reno connection is with my Adams ancestors in Canada & Champaign County, Ohio beginning ca 1810-1815.

Rachel (McKee) Reno is my 4th great-grandmother. Here is the transcribed interview of Rachel Reno by Lyman C. Draper found in the Draper Manuscripts.

"And now RACHEL RENO-now over 80 years old - an African woman, born in BLUE JACKET'S TOWN near Bellefontaine, her mother having been captured in Kentucky by the Shawanoes, - having early went to live with the Col. Alex McKEE family a little below Sandwich, Canada : Col. McKEE often spent some of his winters on the river Thames, he had many pet animals including deer; a pet deer hooked and gored him in the leg and he died of Lockjaw. He left one or two sons and Mrs. McKEE, part Indian, Col. McKEE having a Shawanoe wife. SIMON GIRTY was good to prisoners - often saved them - having got cut and hacked over the head in forcibly rescuing them. BLUE JACKET lived and died near Brownstown - was a good Indian, had a son named GEORGE BLUE JACKET. RACHEL RENO said of her own accord that SIMON KENTON'S Indian name was Cut-Ta-Ho-Tha which meant to be "blackened" or "condemned man" prepared for burning at the stake."

Actual Interview:

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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