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    I FOUND IT! My great great great grandfather's homestead!

    Ok the best 1st. When searching for family history you want to find a personal item like a ring or something that is labeled , tying it to your ancestor. I find both. My 3rd target of the day was a token with my G, G, Great Grandfathers initials W. P. D. . I called my mom right away and she said there was a store on the property that workers or freed slaves bought supplies at. The 1860 census said there was 12 family members and 21 slaves living there, hmmmmm. My 6th target of the day was the ring with red stone. It's made of copper or brass and probably was a kids or a farm hands. Regardless I was super stoked to pull it out of the ground. I could of not dug anything else today but these 2 items and been extremely happy.

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    This item I've never seen before. It's lead with iron inside.

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    Thanks for looking.
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    That's awesome JDug and to find something with his initials is outstanding, Congrats!!
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    Great work buddy.There's nothing better than digging up your family history. You have some great stuff there and I'm sure more will come.congrats
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    Congrats!
    Very special to recover such a relic with such a tie.
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    Congrats man! Way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Great work buddy.There's nothing better than digging up your family history. You have some great stuff there and I'm sure more will come.congrats
    Thanks John, I'm super stoked. I never did find the foundation. I think the state bulldozed it to put in a under ground gas line. The only place I found anything was amongst briers and dead falls. If I expanded out I got into modern trash or ran out of targets. I really don't have high expectations to find a bunch more but I will dam sure try.
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    Congrats! Love it when a plan comes together!

    HH!
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    Excellent job. I found three of our ancestral homes. One is in the woods in Louisiana. One is the current Navy Yard in Washington, DC. LOL and the THIRD is Stratford Hall in Virginia. Don't think I'll be digging there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHADIFIND View Post
    Congrats! Love it when a plan comes together!

    HH!
    Amen! Thank you.
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    very cool, ive found my 3g grands place too on a map but unfortunately its on national forest. not to offend, but i wonder if the tag was an id that was used to identify the owner of a certain slave?
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    Grant Hansen

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    Very awesome! Congratulations on your fantastic journey and finds.
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    Just curious but is the property still in your family's possession or did you have to obtain permission from the current owners? If so, how hard was it obtaining permission?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Excellent job. I found three of our ancestral homes. One is in the woods in Louisiana. One is the current Navy Yard in Washington, DC. LOL and the THIRD is Stratford Hall in Virginia. Don't think I'll be digging there.
    Thanks.
    That's a shame. The woods in Louisiana sounds promising ....
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    Great finds. I would love to find a token like that with family history. Keep up the good work.
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