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Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Thawson Legacy 1879

Springhill Hempstead County Hope, Arkansas
Emanuel Thawson my great great grandfather became a freedman in Springhill Hempstead county in 1863 by 1879 he become one of the few African Americans granted a homestead in 1879 Arkansas. His only son Frederick Thawson had come to Texas Harrison County before 1880... Becoming the father of my grandmother Mae Eva Thawson my mother's mother .....

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