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Re: What is your most interesting discovery?
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Wow!! All of these posts have been fascinating.
My most interesting discoveries have been:
1. the 1888 Canonsburg, PA, newspaper article brought to my attention by Marlene Branson (thank you, again, and forever) featuring Elias PRAWL/PRAULL, my great great grandfather, because he is the first ancestor for whom I know the last enslaver's name; Grandpa Elias was emancipated by the MORGAN family in Pennsylvania some time before 1830. http://afrigeneas.com/forum-fpoc/index.cgi?read=2715
2. the 1893 will of Caroline BYRD which showed that she was my great great great grandmother as she left her belongings to her grandson, Ottoway BANKS, the brother of my great grandmother, Jennie BANKS JENKINS, and to her two sons, Willis and Joshua BANKS (Willis was Jennie and Ottoway's dad). www.rootsweb.com/~valunenb/afbyrd.htm
3. the house where my great-grandparents, Francis and Nellie COVINGTON, lived in the early 1900s; visiting the home of my grandmother's parents, who were slaves, and touching the same door knobs and floors and walls and windows that they had touched was a once in a lifetime thrill.
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