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Re: Free Blacks ~ Kentucky
In Response To: Re: Free Blacks ~ Kentucky ()

Gwen....A few months ago I was looking for my Ellisons and Campbells in KY and learned there was a "tri-racial community" right there in that county...There was also one further east in KY..

There were some white men named Taylor who wanted to run out the people of that community and it got violent in 1888...My family (Campbells and Ellisons) left there in 1888 and went to Illinois.. I don't know if they lived in that community or not, but my Ellisons did have the same post office..

Just google "tri-racial community, Cumberland Co KY" and you'll see an article about it, and names of the people who started it..COE I think it was..Might be some other names of some of the people too..

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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