LI woman uncovers extraordinary ancestor

A Freeport woman did some digging and uncovered

A Freeport woman did some digging and uncovered an extraordinary chapter in her family history. (February 3, 2014 8:34 PM)

A Freeport woman did some digging and uncovered an extraordinary chapter in her family history.

Cheryl Wills, of Freeport, was searching on the family tree website Ancestry.com when she discovered that her great-great-great-grandfather was a slave who fought in the Civil War.

In 1863, her ancestor Sandy Wills escaped from his master and joined the United States Colored Troops, who were...

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