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Re: Solomon Bruce and Barney Redman
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Yes, I will share the picture with you. It is a copy from the newspaper. It is not extremely clear, but you can make out a face. I went to the Mid-Atlantic Genealogy Conference in Cherry Hill this past weekend. It was wonderful. There were about 500 people there. It was co-sponsored by the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society of which I belong, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Church of the Latter Day Saints and the Afro-American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia. Lots of good information. Martin Luther King III was a closing speaker.
If you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you Tony's info. He called me last night, but I had not gotten back from the Conference. He was here for the Black History Conference the first week in April and spent a week at my house while he went to research in Fayette County. One of his lines is the Daniel Phillips line. I believe Daniel was a brother of your David Phillips, who married into the Bruce family from which you descend. Russell Phillips from up your way is his cousin. His daughter, Linda, teaches at Schenley High School here in Pittsburgh. Tony has suggested that those of us researching Fayette County meet in August, the third week to be exact, to discuss our research. I am going to try to set it up at Penn State Fayette Campus, where I know some folks and used to work myself. I would be interested in attending the Bruce reunion, if it doesn't interfere with the other reunions I usually attend in the summer, i. e. The Grinage reunion in Mic Mac Park is usually the second weekend in July in Canada; the Grinage reunion here in Pittsburgh is usually the third weekend in July; my family reunion on my dad's side is in D. C. the first weekend in August. It is interesting that many, if not all, of the early African American families in southwestern Pennsylvania have extended roots in Ohio. I am still working on the Greene County genealogy of the families there. I keep meeting folk who give me added information, but I think I will stop for now just to get it finished. I plan to do that by the end of May. I am preparing my documentation now.
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