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Mardonne NeimanApril 4, 2016

Thank you for this remarkable commemoration of Freedom. My ancestor John Edwards 1727-1801 and his wife Henrietta Edwards owned slaves - county of Greenville; South Carolina. If you can trace your enslaved ancestors to this plantation owner please contact me. Meridian Magazine has my email. Slaves listed. The will of John Edwards, 16 Mar. 1801 Lucy and her son Bailey bequeathed to Betty Bridwell Jack bequeathed to William Bridwell Leroy bequeathed to Mary Bruce Thornton bequeathed to Joseph Edwards Carrie bequeathed to John Edwards Fielding Bridwell Court instrument filed 31 Dec. 1824, Spencer Co., gives Fielding the assignment of his portion of the estate of John M Briscoe Henry, age 42, value $180. Nancy, age 13, value $275. Armstead, age 15, value $350. Judith age 38, value $250. Hagar, age 13, value 275. Mummy, age 6, value $175. Abram, age 5, value $175. “Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that which would enable us to redeem them out of the prison; for the prisoners shall go free. “ “...Let us, therefore, as a church and a people, and as Latter-day Saints, offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; and let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a book containing the records of our dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation. “ D. & C. 128:22, 24

Charles McClellandApril 4, 2016

What a wonderful story - President Lincoln had lived for that day!



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