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Reconstruction Period Research Forum

Freedmen's Bank Records

As we know all too well, this Bank had a wide range of depositors, not just the newly freed - and not just in the Southern States.
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One interesting entry spans across the Atlantic and back.

No. 2627
April 29. 1871
Richard Eyles (born abt 1800)
Born: Hampshire England
Where Brought up. 6 yrs in NY
Residence, 486 Broom St
Age, 70
Complexion, White
Occ: Physician
Wife/Husband, Ann in England
Children, Stewart H
"Has other children (3) but can't remember names ...
Nelson & John & one girl
(written in:) dozen children altogether"

Mother, Matilda (dead)

Brothers and Sisters:
John in Dorsetshire Eng. is Mis? of prophet for Richard -

Has sisters - but does not know whether living or not - Has had no connection with his family for 20 or 30 years

Signature, "Ruth Eyles"
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