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Letters explain slavery views

...years in the state of South Carolina. Nearly 100 of those years were spent in slavery. Elmore's grandfather, Parish Samuel Roundtree, was Elmore's first direct ancestor to be born free. Born in 1875, he grew up in the era of Radical Reconstruction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/03/met_271364.shtml
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Families discover roots

...grandfather's. In different records, the name is spelled different ways, but what matters to his family is that Parish Samuel Roundtree was born free, one of the first in a century not belonging to somebody else at birth. They do not know where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/03/met_271372.shtml
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