Father Augustus Tolton

1854 – 1897

Where does one start the story of a man’s life? Nowadays many people are interested in genealogy and these people trace their personal life-stories back many generations.

In some cases, it is difficult to trace the ancestry of American slaves of the 19th century. They were often bought and sold at auctions, oftentimes re-sold and their families broken up with no one keeping accurate records.

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