• https://plus.google.com/102419928838960727682 Kristin Williams

    That is a dream come true! Yay for you!!  Did he have or know where the records were?

    • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

      Hi Kristin, thanks for checking out my feature for today; I truly appreciate you. Because this property belonged to his family and he did spend time there as a child he had access to this information. I am just grateful that he shared the details because he could have chose not to. Again, thanks!

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  • Shelley

    Hit Paydirt, imagine, OMG ,Wow, great find. A few adj that come to mind, I can only imagine the emotions on the road trip returning home. Hope this can lead to more treasures.

    • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

      This was truly an amazing treasure to have sent to me. It definitely gave me new leads to information about the slaveholder. I’ve done some research on them, but more research is due to come!

  • Mariann Regan

    This was a once-in-a-lifetime find, surely! From your contacting the town’s historians, the direct descendant of the owners of Osborn and Sallie wrote back to you, with a drawing and photograph! We expect this kind of information to be long lost. But here, people “stayed in place” and let time pass. Time, with its powerful effects.

    Did you ever see a documentary film called “Moving Midway”? Someone recommended it to me recently. It’s a film about physically moving an old plantation house, but it turns into quite a genealogical story! Many different views of Southern ways are expressed during the film, some of them quite subtly and some of them very frankly. It has some amazing scenes, especially toward the end.

    • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

      This truly was a once-in-a-lifetime find! In addition to these items, he also sent me a copy of my 2x great-grandmother’s marriage certificate that I shared online at this link – http://claimingkin.com/wedding-wednesday-green-routt/ He truly helped me a lot with this information!

      I have not seen the documentary that you mention above, but I want to very much. I will do a search for it here shortly. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing that information with me!