The Hantons, The Randolphs and Me: My family?s journey from slavery in the deep south to prosperity in Philadelphia, PA

The Hantons, The Randolphs and Me: My family?s journey from slavery in the deep south to prosperity in Philadelphia, PA

by Dorothy Hanton Coles

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Overview

Quash Hanton was born in South Carolina about 1824, before the Civil War, in a time when virtually every African-American in the south was born into slavery. Family units among slaves were almost always forbidden. Seventeen years after emancipation Quash has a wife and five children and is living near Elloree, South Carolina. Here begins one side of this family story.

Dorothy Coles starts out to write a few words about her family, but questions lead her to uncover more of her family roots. Soon, she finds family she never knew about and they become part of a multi-generational story. The story tells of poor farmers from rural South Carolina who worked hard and ultimately became prosperous citizens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's a personal story filled with struggle. It's the story of the Hantons, the Randolphs, and their connections: A strong family who never gave up their dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986569453
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 600,806
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Hanton Coles worked as a an Inventory Management Specialist (IMS) during the Vietnam war at the Defense Industrial Supply Center (DISC), in Philadelphia. Later she forged a successful career managing her real estate holdings and is now happily retired.
After donating her Family Archives and ­History to the Temple University Library, what started as writing a few pages to accompany the collection, resulted, almost 3 years later, in the book 'The Hantons, The Randolphs, and Me'.

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