Beverly Y. Smith, great-great-granddaughter of Moriah
"I have been engaged in my genealogical research for more than ten years. Stories from family members led me to seek out more information through records, graveyards, and obituaries.
I discovered my great-great grandmother Moriah b.1821 was owned by Jeremiah Blaylock. She was listed in his will. A year ago a cousin informed me Moriah had a twin. I began searching for her. My search led me to the Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery project. I read through the ads, listened to readings of the ads, read recommended books. I have not found an Information Wanted ad at this time. I continue to search. My quilts reflect this passion. I created this series, Last Seen Wearing. In it, I call out my ancestors by names. Thank you for this incredible work."
-Beverly Y. Smith
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Minerva Smith's gravestone
Minerva by Beverly Y. Smith
Evangeline by Beverly Y. Smith