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    • Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend, 1854

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Court records; Slaves; Slaveholders; Townsend, Edmund; Townsend, John E.; Townsend, Samuel C.; Townsend, Thomas; Townsend, Wentworth R.; Johnson, Henrietta; Johnson, Robert; Parkes, L.;...
    • Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend directing the disposition of two female slaves who are the daughters of the deceased.
    • Knappen, Claire (Interview transcript and audio)

    • Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University; Women
    • Claire Vesey was born in 1880 in Memphis, Tennessee. She married Stuart Knappen in 1916. Stuart was part of a law firm in Grand Rapids and president of the Michigan Bar Association. Mrs. Knappen was a member of the Flower Garden Club and was on the...

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