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1827 transcript of the 1640 John Punch court record

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1662 Land Grant for John Bunch I

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1662 Land Grant for John Bunch I ...cont. (page 2 of 2)

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1704 Quit Rent for John Bunch II

Obama-Bunch Key Documents

We explored thousands of historical documents in our research and discovered that John Punch, the first African enslaved for life in America, was the 11th great-grandfather of President Barack Obama.

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