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Tubman, William Shadrach

One of the 69 slaves freed by Emily Tubman, William was sent to live in Liberia, Africa after he was freed. Emily Tubman grew up in Frankfort, KY, and after her marriage she spent part of the year in Frankfort and part in Georgia. William S. Tubman was the husband of Sylvia A. E. Tubman, the father of Alexander Tubman, and the grandfather of William V. S. Tubman, the 18th president of Liberia. For more see A study of the life and contributions of Emily H. Tubman, by J. R. Bennett.


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NKAA Entry: Tubman, Sylvia A. E.
NKAA Entry: Tubman, William V. S.
NKAA Source: A study of the life and contributions of Emily H. Tubman

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NKAA Entry:  Tubman, William V. S.
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“Tubman, William Shadrach,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 19, 2022,

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