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Re: free ancestors of Richard Pryor in Ilinois 1860
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>> I forget that Illinois was once a part of French Louisiana before it was American.
A minor correction. Illinois was never a part of Louisiana though it's a common misconception because a man named Jean Baptite DuSable was the founder of Chicago and Frenchmen Marquette and Joliet were early explorers associated with the area.
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