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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

''Mary David born August 9, 1866, great-grandaughter of Samuel Johnson, granddaughter of Pompey Johnson and daughter of Ellen Clark, taken at Five Mile Plains, October 15, 1951''

Mary David's great-grandfather, Samuel Johnson, was an original settler of Five Mile Plains. He was a refugee of the War of 1812 and came to Nova Scotia in 1815.

Date: 1951

Photographer: unknown

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  L. DeW. Rathbun, First Freed Slaves at Five Mile Plains and Vicinity (typescript, 1950), ill. number 8 (GN /R18)

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