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Our Plural History | Springfield, MA

This bible was donated by the radical abolitionist John Brown during his stay in Springfield and is on display at St. John's Congregational Church.
Courtesy of Bessie Crenshaw and St. John's Congregational Church, Springfield, MA

Primary Resources Archive

Vanall Family Story
Present in the city of Springfield for nearly a hundred and eighty years, the Vanall family name has all but died out. Yet, many current Springfield residents, both white and black, can trace their ancestry back to the Vanalls.

Vanall Family Story [PDF]
1870 Census Palmer - Vanalls [PDF]
Ward 1 Springfield 1870 Census - Vanall Family [PDF]
Ward 5 Springfield 1870 Census - Vanall Family [PDF]
1910 Census Springfield - Vanalls [PDF]

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