Tag: 19th century
Two Years a Slave in the Santa Clara Valley: Sampson Gleaves and Plim Jackson
Notes on Manumission Papers in the History San Jose Research Library & Archives Roxanne L. Nilan, History San Jose November 8, 2016 In early October 1852, James Washington Finley arrived in the Santa Clara Valley with his wife and seven children following an arduous overland journey from Missouri. With them traveled two men, perhaps unwillingly,…
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