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“Biddy” Mason Finds “FAME” in L.A.

Freedom, wealth and a legacy worth honoring

Photo by Social History Archive on Unsplash

“Biddy” Bridget Mason was born in 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia. She was born into slavery. I could not find information about her childhood or kin. However, she was given as a wedding gift to Robert Smith upon his marriage. She cared for the Smith children and gave birth to three daughters — Ellen, Ann, and Harriet

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