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PORTRAIT OF A JANITOR, A POETIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Poems by William H. Meehan
Select poems can be read in blog posts captioned JANITOR.
Available on Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/Portrait-Janitor-Autobiography-William-Meehan/dp/1732485909
REMNANTS OF FORGOTTEN FOLK
The Sammons-Handsor Cemetery, Dover, Kent, Ontario, Canada, Burials from 1856-1959, by Catherine Meehan Blount.
The Boswell, Handsor, Richardson, Wright families.
Linda Brown-Kubisch, Author
Livas Anderson settled his family in the Queen's Bush about 1840 before moving on to Rondeau in Kent County, Ontario.
W. Jeffrey Bolster, Author
Family oral tradition tells the story of Livas Anderson jumping from a ship during a fire in Charleston Harbor in 1821, but he was never enslaved. Was he a Black Jack?
A Treasury of Soddy Stories
Meehan granddaughters Lena Speese Day and Ava Speese Day contributed a chapter about Black homesteaders and life in the Sandhills.
Edited by Benjamin Drew
This republication of Drew's, The Refugee: A North-Side View of Slavery, should be read by anyone researching their enslaved ancestors, whether or not they escaped to Canada.
Robin W. Winks, Author
Robin Winks delves into the history of enslavement in Canada, the abolitionist movement in Canada. and more. Must reading for Black family historians who straddle the border.
Sharon Hepburn, Author
This is an excellent study of the Elgin Settlement, a planned Black community in Ontario. Several Canada-Nebraska Homestead families are referenced.
Osborne Perry Anderson, Author
A Voice From Harper's Ferry, A Narrative of Events At Harper's Ferry
From the Great Plains Black History Museum.
This is a wonderful narrative and pictorial display of Black life in Nebraska and it includes a section about Black homesteaders.
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