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Virginia Seabrook poses with her sons Calvin Barlow, left, and Elvie Barlow at her home in Dougherty County. Seabrook is the matriarch of the family that has owned the same farmland for eight generations. The land was originally deeded to her great-great-grandfather, Titus Stephens, more than 150 years ago. (July 26, 2013)

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Family’s roots on Dougherty land eight generations deep

A 100-acre tract in southeast Doughert County was obtained by a man who was at the time a slave, and his family treasures its history.

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