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William Booker & Sydney Jane Bibb

10889 WOODFORD CO - WILLIAM BOOKER - Booker, Bibb, Johnston, Phillips, Ware

#10889: The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County (H H
Hardesty & Company Chicago IL/Toledo OH 1882) pg 230. William Booker.

William Booker - deceased, and his wife, Sydney Jane Bibb, were both born
slaves; he in Frankfort, Kentucky, she in Woodford county, Kentucky, August
24, 1828. When she was in her 22d year they were married in her native
county, March 3, 1850. Their daughter, Mary Belle, was born May 23, 1851;
George W., October 11, 1854. Mrs. Booker's parents, Thomas and Isabella
(Johnston) Bibb, are deceased; her father was killed at the battle of
Petersburg by a rebel bullet while fighting for his liberty. William
Phillips was the owner of William Booker; Sydney was the slave of Fanny
Ware; both were liberated before the war of 1861. Together they settled on
the farm that she now occupies in 1852. William died March 22, 1854. The
family are members of the Baptist church. Mrs. Booker can be addressed at
Timberville, Paulding county, Ohio.

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