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Re: Horses and the Black West
In Response To: Horses and the Black West ()


Just wanted to post that Eileen Scully has contributed information on the "African, Native American," Afrigeneas forum which discusses the genealogy of a slave jockey who raced in Atlanta named Ed Tuggles. A brief excerpt and the link will follow for those who wish to read further,

Posted By: Eileen Scully : Thursday, 12 July 2007, at 3:49 a.m.
“…GILES TUGGLES, celebrating his 100th birthday. Reports birth as 24 November 1845.
Here's the key points:
1. Father was Ed Tuggles, "famous slave jockey," purchased by the brothers Hannibal, Reuben, John and Will Henry Cox, in Holly Springs, MS, a plantation having 300 slaves. Ed Tuggles raced at Atlanta tracks. At one point, he kept riding the horse to the state border, but was caught a week later…”;read=18095

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Horses and the Black West
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