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 == Richard & Ellen Sleet Moore == == Richard & Ellen Sleet Moore ==
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-Ellen born circa 1826 is found along with her mother Viney +Ellen born circa [[1826]] is found along with her mother Viney 
-and several children listed among the items of property in the 1841 Last Will & Testament of+and several children listed among the items of property in the [[1841]] Last Will & Testament of
 Benjamin F. [[finnell_family|Finnell]] (married to Sarah Jane Carter) second wife of Weedon McCauley Sleet Sr. Benjamin F. [[finnell_family|Finnell]] (married to Sarah Jane Carter) second wife of Weedon McCauley Sleet Sr.
  
-It appears that after leaving [[boone_county|Boone County]] in 1868 the couple is found in Mercer ​Couinty+It appears that after leaving [[boone_county|Boone County]] in [[1868]] the couple is found in Mercer ​County
-Pymatuning Pennsylvania by the 1870 census. ​ (I estimate the time of departure to be+Pymatuning Pennsylvania by the [[1870]] census. ​ (I estimate the time of departure to be
 near 1868 as their last child born in Kentucky is 2 at the time of the 1870 census and their near 1868 as their last child born in Kentucky is 2 at the time of the 1870 census and their
-youngest ​chld is 9 months old.)+youngest ​child is 9 months old.)
  
 == Simon Sleet == == Simon Sleet ==
-Simon Sleet: born circa 1836 is also found with his mother Viney and several other children +Simon Sleet: born circa [[1836]] is also found with his mother Viney and several other children 
-listed among the items of property in B.F. Finnell'​s Will & Testament 1841.  In an personal+listed among the items of property in B.F. Finnell'​s Will & Testament ​[[1841]].  In an personal
 account published in the Boyne City, Michigan newspaper Simon Sleet tells of the family account published in the Boyne City, Michigan newspaper Simon Sleet tells of the family
-with his mother and siblings ​unti the approximate age of 4.  This seems to be near the time +with his mother and siblings ​until the approximate age of 4.  This seems to be near the time 
 that Benjamin Finnell would have become ill or perhaps near the time of his (Finnell'​s) death that Benjamin Finnell would have become ill or perhaps near the time of his (Finnell'​s) death
 and perhaps a wish to discharge property. and perhaps a wish to discharge property.
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 He reports being sold several times with his last owner being Morris Lessons? (Editor'​s note: probably Morris [[morris_t._lassing_house|Lassing]]) ​ During the He reports being sold several times with his last owner being Morris Lessons? (Editor'​s note: probably Morris [[morris_t._lassing_house|Lassing]]) ​ During the
 [[civil_war|Civil War]] he reports (1) serving with the Confederate Army being promised his freedom [[civil_war|Civil War]] he reports (1) serving with the Confederate Army being promised his freedom
-for his service (2) serving in the Union Army after he the Emancipation ​Proclaimation.+for his service (2) serving in the Union Army after he the Emancipation ​Proclamation.
 For the record, I have come across several African Americans who reported being taken For the record, I have come across several African Americans who reported being taken
 into the service of the Confederacy as; body servants, graves registration,​ teamsters, into the service of the Confederacy as; body servants, graves registration,​ teamsters,
-cooks and so forth thereby ​relieveing ​Confederate soldiers from these roles. ​+cooks and so forth thereby ​relieving ​Confederate soldiers from these roles. ​
  
 //Mr. Lett also notes:// Amid the controversy over "Black Confederates"​ I recall visiting an African American family in Petersburgh Virginia who was quite adamant that their ancestor "​fought for the Confederacy"​. //Mr. Lett also notes:// Amid the controversy over "Black Confederates"​ I recall visiting an African American family in Petersburgh Virginia who was quite adamant that their ancestor "​fought for the Confederacy"​.
 Military units in the Civil War were formed largely by regions and composed of regional populations.  ​ Military units in the Civil War were formed largely by regions and composed of regional populations.  ​
 Therefore all the men of Petersburgh served in the same unit.  I believe the problem in Therefore all the men of Petersburgh served in the same unit.  I believe the problem in
-accurately ​accountng ​for the degree of service is within the terminology. ​  No doubt if you went+accurately ​accounting ​for the degree of service is within the terminology. ​  No doubt if you went
 off to war with a military unit from your home town and that unit was engaged in battles off to war with a military unit from your home town and that unit was engaged in battles
 (whether you were a teamster or a cook) you would say you were involved in the battle. (whether you were a teamster or a cook) you would say you were involved in the battle.
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 soldiers. ​ Having said this I have learned of individual accounts of African Americans carrying soldiers. ​ Having said this I have learned of individual accounts of African Americans carrying
 weapons amid the lines of the Confederate troops. weapons amid the lines of the Confederate troops.
 +
 ===== More Information ===== ===== More Information =====
   * [[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​24329/​0|Benjamin Sleet Family Group Sheet]]   * [[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​24329/​0|Benjamin Sleet Family Group Sheet]]
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