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Coley, George Benton (b. 25 MAY 1905, d. 12 NOV 1936)

Note: Uncle George died 3 days after Daddy. Never did understand what his ailment was. Aunt Lucy cared for him until his death even though she had to take care of Uncle Robert at the same time. I remember a man who could drink a quart jar of water at one chug-a-lug. A man who sweated more than I had ever seen before. He was fairly quiet. He lived with us for a long time. He then moved to St. Pauls to live with Uncle Robert and Aunt Lucy. I remember hearing once that his ailment was in his liver.
Given Name: George Benton
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Coley, Jackson Addison (b. JUN 1834, d. 2 OCT 1906)
Note: CENSUS:
1850 Wayne County NC p. 211
Redin Coley male age 64 NC
Persey female age 62 NC
Jackson male age 18 NC

1860 Davis Dist Wayne NC p. 421
Jackson Coley male age 27 NC Carpenter
Eliza female age 35 NC
Jason male age 1 NC
Polly female age 1 mo NC
James Artis male age 8 Mullato NC

1870 Nahunta Wayne NC p. 175
Jackson Coley male age 38 NC
Elisee female age 46 NC
Jason male age 10 NC
Polly female age 9 NC
John male age 7 NC
Catherine female age 6 NC

1880 Nahunta Wayne NC p. 655B
Jackson Coley age 50 NC NC NC
Eliza wife age 54 NC NC NC
Jason son age 21 NC
Jack son age 18 NC
Katie dau age 16 NC
Celie Minchew sister age 70 NC NC NC

1900 Nahunta Wayne NC ED 107 p 3A
Jackson A Coley born Jun 1834 age 65 mar 7y NC NC NC
Annie wife born Mar 1853 age 47 0 of 2 alive NC NC NC

Info from family bible of Jackson A Coley in pocession of Mrs. Bertie in Folston,NC. Also from tombstones and US Census records.Also from Annie Parris Coley.

Buried in Yelverton Cemetery in Wayne Co. NC.
Given Name: Jackson Addison
Reference: 8
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Minshew, Eliza (b. 1826, d. ?)
Note: CENSUS:
1850 Wayne County NC
Mary Minshew female age 61 NC
Celia Minshew female age 40 NC
Winifred Minshew female age 39 NC
John Minshew male age 37 NC
Eliza Minshew female age 24 NC

1860 Davis Dist Wayne NC p. 421
Jackson Coley male age 27 NC Carpenter
Eliza female age 35 NC
Jason male age 1 NC
Polly female age 1 mo NC
James Artis male age 8 Mullato NC

1870 Nahunta Wayne NC p. 175
Jackson Coley male age 38 NC
Elisee female age 46 NC
Jason male age 10 NC
Polly female age 9 NC
John male age 7 NC
Catherine female age 6 NC

1880 Nahunta Wayne NC p. 655B
Jackson Coley age 50 NC NC NC
Eliza wife age 54 NC NC NC
Jason son age 21 NC
Jack son age 18 NC
Katie dau age 16 NC
Celie Minchew sister age 70 NC NC NC

Buried in Coley Family Cemetery in Eureka, NC
Given Name: Eliza
Reference: 9
Change: Date: 25 MAR 2014

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Gore, William H (b. 27 MAR 1753, d. 30 OCT 1828)
Note: Aka Gorrem

"The Gore family originally came from Onslow County, North Carolina. Three brothers - William, James and Jonathan (of Irish descent) - came to this section just before the American Revolution. Jonathan settled at Gore's Lake on the Waccamaw River, about two miles Northeast of Reaves Ferry, Columbus County, North Carolina. James located on the Waccamaw River about one mile southof Pireway Ferry. William Gore, who was born in 1752 (and died in 1820), married Mary Simmons of Brunswick County and settled at Little River, South Carolina.Mary Simmon's birth date was Oct. 8, 1757. Both William and Mary Gore are buried in Wards Cemetery, Little River, S. C."
Source: The Holly-Graham Families and their Descendants from the Seventeenth Century

"William Gore, Sr.,... was a leading figure of the settlement of Little River, South Carolina. William Gore, Sr., was a member of the militia during the Revolutionary War. He owned a large amount of land near Little River and along the Waccamaw, in the Pireway-Seven Creeks area.
William married Mary Simmons, daughter of Isaac Simmons..."
Source: Columbus County, North Carolina: Recollections and Records

Burial:Gore Cemetery, Little River, Horry Co, SC
Census: 1790 Brunswick County, NC
Census: 1820 Horry District, SC

William Gore was a key figure in the establishment of the Little River area of South Carolina. He settled there around 1800 and became a prominent political figure. Having served in the militia of the area during the American revolution, he served as a justice of the peace (1809), commissioner of free schools (1811), and was elected to the state House of representatives in 1811.
William obtained a land grant in 1821 for 770 acres, land that included all of present-day Little River and the Cypress Bay Golf Course, where his grave is located. As the years went by, he acquired more and more land in the area. His father Joshua had left him some land in the Pireway section of Columbus County, North Carolina, and he added to it also. When William died, he bequeathed more than four thousand acres of land to his heirs. His grave is clearly marked in a beautiful corner of the Cypress Bay Golf Course, along side his wife Mary Simmons.
He was apparently a man of high esteem, as evidenced by various court documents. One instance is in his will, indicating 17 notes of "doubtful" status. He apparently had the habit of lending money or material to those in need, without knowing if the money or property would be repaid. Another instance records his testimony regarding ownership of a slave named Chloe and her children in Horry County Deed Records, Book B1, page 132:
"We, Edward Conner and James G. Cochran, arbitrators indifferenty chosen by John Bessent and Stephen B. Daniell, to hear and determine a case of certain negroes, namely Chloe and her children and having heard the evidence of William Gore setting forth fully that said Stephen hath bargained with the said John in his presence and by the papers produced to us, it clearly appears that the said John hath paid up fully his contract and said negroes are the property of John Bessent. 28 march 1816. Edward Conner & James G. Cochran. I agree, Stephen B. Daniell."
President George Washington visited the Little River area on April 27, 1791, staying at the home of William's friend James G. Cochran. Undoubtedly William was afforded the opportunity to meet the first president of the newly formed United States.
William Gore was honored at DAR ceremony on May 23, 1993 at his grave site, "to pay homage and respect to a Revolutionary War patriot and leader of this area of our early nation."
[The News Reporter, Whiteville, NC, May 31, 1993,page 4A]

SOURCE: "The Descendants of Joshua Gore" by B. Otis Prince, Columbus Co Library, Whiteville NC: He was a leading figure in the early settlement of Brunswick County, North Carolina and later in the development of Little River, SC. As will be noted in his will which deeds to

Tombstones for him and wife are in Ward Cemetery in Little River, SC.
Their children are in a family bible in pocession of Minus Meares who lives
in Tabor City. Other Sources "Descendants Of Joshua Gore" p.18

The Gore family originally came from the Onslow County area of NC. The family possibly first came to Jacksonville port from England or Ireland. It is also thought that they may have come from Ireland or England to New England, and then came to North Carolina. They are reported to have been Irish. Three brothers; William, James, and Jonathan came to the Columbus County area just before the Revolutionary War.
Jonathan settled at Gore's Lake on the Waccamaw River about two miles Northeast of Reaves Ferry. James located on the Waccamaw River about one mile south of Pireway Ferry. William Gore settled at Little River, Horry, SC. He married Mary Simmons of Brunswick County, NC.

William Gore was instrumental in the early development of Brunswick County, North Carolina. According to his will he left considerable amounts of land and possessions to his family. He was quite wealthy.

He served in the Revolutionary War as shown in Book 5, folio 4 page 161 on the records in Raleigh NC. He served under Captain Peal, Captain Avery, and Captain Crawford.

It appears from church records that William Gore was the son of Joshua Gore. The tomestones say he was born 1752 but the church file has 1753.

Family records indicate that he died in 1820 but yet there is a will recorded for him dated 30 May 1825 and recorded 16 Dec 1828.

The family history was researched primarily by Buelah Holly Henderson and compiled into a book she titled "The HOLLY-GRAHAM FAMILIES". I received a copy of this book from Eugene Gallant of Marion Florida.
Given Name: William H
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Simmonds, Mary (b. 8 OCT 1758, d. 1801)
Note: Recorded in book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
DEATH: WFT Vol. 28 Tree 1058

AKA Simmons
Given Name: Mary
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, John (b. 23 JAN 1779, d. 2 MAR 1871)
Note: "Col. John Gore was the second child of William and Mary Gore. He was a large landowner and a local merchant. In his time, Pireway had stores, barrooms, turpentine stills, and coopers shops. Colonel Gore represented Columbus County in the state legislature in 1815. Later he was a justice of the peace and a road commissioner. Gore married three times and fathered twenty-five children. Among his children were John Homer "Squire" Gore (1816-1893), Solon L. Gore (1839-1920), and Selena Victoria Gore (1846-1930)... "
Source: ColumbusCounty, North Carolina: Recollections and Records

"He, with his brother-in-law Thomas Frink, was on the committee for forming the dividing line between Brunswick Counties and Columbus during the early years of 1809-10. He later served in the House of Representatives [of NC], was road commissioner, Justice of the Peace and very civic minded. He owned in excess of seven thousand acres of land in the Seven Creeks area, Pireway and along the North Carolina South Carolina line. It was with this beginning that his Son, John "Squire" Gore began building a vast fortune... A small town, named Pireway, which still exists in NorthCarolina is much to the credit of Colonel Gore, who tried to develop it into a prosperous city. It was much like the old western cities, with several stores,and bar rooms. Pireway was the center of a large Turpentine business. Cornelious Thomas was active in this area with this industry. Several of the old timers speak of the old turpentine stills that used to be near the home of Mrs. Lester Gore, and how an old coopers shop was built in what is now her side yard. Those who are curious may still see the pits in which to turpentine pit is solid...Colonel Gore was endeared by those of the community who knew him and it is said that none came to his door hungry and left without food or lodging if they desired it... "
Source: The Descendants of Joshua Gore by B. Otis Prince, The Columbus Co. Library, Whiteville NC

RESIDENCE: Lived near Molly section NC until 1821, moved near Pireway, Brunswick (now Columbus) NC. Was living in Pireway in 1835 when his father-in-law died at his home.

OCCUPATION: Planter; served in NC House of Representatives from Columbus Co. during his 2nd marriage

MILITARY: Militia Colonel from Columbus Co

PUBLIC OFFICE: Represented Columbus Co.in State Legislature in 1815. Was a justice of the peace and a road commissioner.

LAND: Received by his father's will 250 acres on Beaverdam Swamp, 342 acres of the Lower part of the Daniel Gore land on Gum Swamp, Columbus Co; also land lying in Columbus to be divided between John & William. Also, according to Recollections & Records of Columbus Co NC p286, he was a large landowner and a merchant. "In his time Pireway had stores, barrooms, turpentine stills and coopers shops."

CENSUS:
1830 Columbus Co, NC

1850 Columbus Co NC (395-398):
John Gore, Sen. 71 m farmer $1000 RE b NC;
Elizabeth Gore 32 f b NC;
Mahaly Gore 20 fb NC;
Susan J. Gore 18 f b NC att sch;
Ingebo B. Gore 16 f b NC (does not showatt sch);
Cleopetra Gore 12 f b NC att sch;
Solon Gore 11 m b NC att sch;
Olympias Gore 6 f b NC att sch;
Selina V. Gore 4 f b NC; slaves: 5m 4f

1860 Columbus Co, NC (Family #0538)


1870 Bug Hill Township, Columbus Co, NC (Family #10)

Daughter Cleopatra's 1900 Census entry gives his birth location as NorthCarolina, as does Olympus Gore Livingston's 1920 Census entry.
Sources:
1. The Holly-Graham Families and their Descendants from the Seventeenth Century; Author: Beulah Holly Henderson
2. http://www.spiritdesign.net/columbus/archives/online/gorell.htm
3. Columbus County, North Carolina: Recollections and Records; Author: Columbus County Commissioners and Columbus County Public Library; Edited by Ann Courtney Ward Little
4. Alden B. Davis

BURIAL: Gore Cemetery, Lay's Lake, Columbus County, N
Recorded in book "Descendants OF Joshua Gore".

There is a family bible in posession of Minus Meares of Tabor City NC on the Gore family.

Colonel John Gore was a man of character and great means. His home near Pireway was known as one of the best and any guest were always treated well. He tried to build Pireway into a major city. He tried to get a railraod to come through. John Gore married three times and was reported to have had a total of twenty five children. Bible records only record 19. The book "Descendants Of Joshua Gore" has more details on dates and marriages than what Buelah Holly Henderson had on this family. I feel that this book is more accurate since it claims to have used the bible records, which were recorded by the actual family.

Other wives were Susan Jane Gore, his first cousin by his Uncle James.
The last wife was Elizabeth Stevens.
During his second marriage he served in the House Of Representatives from Columbus County,NC.
Many of his children were part of the mass migration from the Columbus, Brunswick and Horry County areas of NC and SC.

Posted by: Raymond HughesDate: January 02, 2002 at 11:24:13
In Reply to: John Gore & Rhoda Reeves by Warren D. Hansen of 2629 
Warren--
I'm also a descendant of Rhoda Caroline Reaves Gore and John Gore.

Here is their pedigree, as far as I have it.

Peter Paul Harrelson b. 1650 in Denmark d. 1734 in Hanover, New Kent County, Virginia Married in 1680 to Rebecca Burgess b. l660

The son was Paul Harrelson II, b. 1682 in New Kent County, Va., d. 1754 in Marion County, SC. Married about 1710 to Patience Lewis.

Their daughter was Sarah Prudence Harrelson , who married William Reaves, b. 1724 in Virginia. (No other dates on them)

Their son was Rev. Solomon Reaves, born 1754 in Virginia, died February 8, 1836 in Columbus County, North Carolina. Married Sarah Floyd Reaves in 1777 in Mullins, SC.

Their daughter was Rhoda Caroline Reaves Gore, born March 31, 1781 in Molie, Columbus County, NC. Died August 29, 1823 in Pireway, Columbus County, NC. Buried in the Gore Cemetery, Lay's Lake, Columbus County, NC. Married Colonel John Gore on September 23, 1800.

Colonel John Gore's parents were William Gore, Sr., b. March 27, 1753 in Wilmington, NC., died October 30, 1828 in Little River, Horry County, SC. Married Mary Simmons Gore in 1774 in Pireway, Columbus County, NC. (Mary Simmons was born October 8, 1758 - died ?)

Hope this helps.
Regards and Happy 2002!
RH
Given Name: John
Change: Date: 9 AUG 2015

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Gore, Rebecca Ann (b. 26 FEB 1775, d. ?)
Note: Recorded in the book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
Married a FRINK according to her father's will.
Given Name: Rebecca Ann
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, William H (b. 7 FEB 1783, d. 29 JAN 1853)
Note: CENSUS:
1850 Columbus Co. NC *Next door to Henry J Long
William Gore Esq male age 67 NC
Dorcas Gore female age 62 NC
Pinckney Gore male age 24 NC
Asa R Gore male age 18

Source: Marion Banks McGee Genealogy at Rootsweb.com

"William Gore, Jr., (1783-1853) was Col. John Gore's brother. He was widely known as "Brandy Bill" because he operated a government still. William married Dorcas Ann Conner. Their children were Sarah (m. John Meares), Mary (m. Henry J. Long), Dorcas Ann (m. David Register), Helen Victoria (m. William Jackson Stanley), Elizabeth (m. JamesHigh), James Marion Munroe, Frances (m. Dougal F. Reaves), and Pinkney."
Source: Columbus County, North Carolina: Recollections and Records

Recorded in the book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
CENSUS: 1850 US, Columbus, NC page 243 Line 41

This book records birth date as 25 Jan 1783, but other sources site the date 7 Feb 1783.
Given Name: William H
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, Mary Ann (b. 3 MAR 1787, d. ?)
Note: ! Recorded in the book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
Married a MEEK according to a will of her father.
Given Name: Mary Ann
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, James William (b. 5 JUN 1790, d. ?)
Note: ! Recorded in the book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
Given Name: James William
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, Catherine Betsey (b. 1 FEB 1793, d. ?)
Note: Married a THOMAS according to her father's will. Records show her known as Betsey but other records show a Catherine, both with same birth date so I assume her name was Catherine Betsey.
! Recorded in the book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
Given Name: Catherine Betsey
Given Name: Kitsey
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, Jonathan Isaac (b. 14 DEC 1795, d. 21 DEC 1864)
Note: Source: Marion Banks McGee Genealogy at Rootsweb.com

Gore Cemetery Records
"In HorryCounty, SC. From Conway take Hwy 90 to US 17 North. In Little River turn left on to Luck Ave. At stop sign take left on Bay Drive, cemetery on approx 100 yards on right. Well kept and easily accesible.
Surveyed on 25 Sep 1999 by Danny Lee Blanton"
Old Section:
1. Gore, Cortenas 26 Dec 1844 - 24 Apr 1881 (NC State Trp CSA)
2. Gore, Jonathon I (h/o Elizabeth Bessent) 14 Dec 1795 - 21 Dec 1864
3. Gore, Oscar (s/o Cortenas & M S Gore) 12 Jul 1876 - 4 Oct 1881
4. Gore,William (h/o Mary Simmons) 27 Mar 1753 - 30 Oct 1828

Recorded in the book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
BIRTH: WFT Vol 28 Tree 1058
DEATH: WFT Vol 28 Tree 1058
CENSUS: 1860 Horry, SC M635 Roll 1221 Page 130 Line 42
MARRIAGE: NC Marriage Index Grooms Fishe 6330295
Given Name: Jonathan Isaac
Change: Date: 26 NOV 2014

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Gore, Anner J (b. 17 MAR 1799, d. ?)
Note: Married a CLARADY according to her father's will.
! Recorded in the book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
! MARRIAGE: Marriage Index FTM CD 4 MD/NC/VA 1624-1915
Given Name: Anner J
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Frink, William (b. 15 APR 1793, d. 17 JAN 1859)
Note: Title: Let's Meet the Gores Author: B. Otis Prince Page: pg 18 - 21
Given Name: William
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, Susan Jane (b. 2 MAR 1803, d. 22 MAY 1842)
Note: Recorded in book "Descendants Of Joshua Gore" .
Given Name: Susan Jane
Given Name: Susannah J
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Gore, Jonathan Isaac (b. , d. ?)
Given Name: Jonathan Isaac
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Hemmingway, Thomas (b. , d. ?)
Given Name: Thomas
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Inman, Edith (b. , d. ?)
Given Name: Edith
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Gore, William Iredell (b. ABT 1825, d. ?)
Note: ! Recorded in book titled "Descendants Of Joshua Gore".
Given Name: William Iredell
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Reaves, Solomon (b. 1754, d. 8 FEB 1836)
Note: Solomon Reaves (b. 1754) was the son of William and Prudence Harrelson Reaves. He grew up in Virginia and visited the Carolinas when he was a young man. When Soloman became twenty-one, his father offered to give him a slave. Soloman replied that he did not want the slave; all he wanted was to preach. With his father's blessing, he left Virginia and traveled to South Carolina. In 1777 Soloman married Sarah Floyd, who lived near Mullins. The couple decided to settle at Reaves Ferry, North Carolina. Soloman purchased 480 acres of land for $34.40 and built a home on the banks of the Waccamaw River. Reaves eventually became a large landowner, but preaching was his major interest.He spoke at churches and tent meetings throughout the territory which was to become Columbus County. Apparently he was the best-known preacher in the area. His services were in great demand. Reaves served as chaplain of a local militia company during the American Revolution. He was twice burned out by the Tories because of his activities with the whigs.
Soloman and Sarah Floyd Reaves were the parents of nine children: Rhoda, Charles, Jerusha, Prudence, Annie, Olive, Samuel, Joel, and Mark.
Soloman Reaves' will, on file in the Columbus County Courthouse, mentions his wife, Winney. This was his second wife.
Soloman's death in 1835 was the result of an unusual accident which occurred at the home of his daughter Rhoda Gore. He was sitting in a straight cane-bottomed chair on the porch when one of the front legs of the chair slipped into a knot hole, throwing him forward and causing a severe head injury. He died the following day.
Source: Columbus County, North Carolina: Recollections and Records

OCCUPATION: Farmer & minister - well known preacher, much in demand. Met the famous Methodist missionary Frances Asbury. By February 13, 1801, Asbury had visited Pee Dee, Britton's Neck, Little Pee Dee, Potato-Bed Ferry, Kingston [Conway], Kullim's Meeting House, Iron Run and Frinkes. On February 14, 1801, he arrived at Ebenezerand met Solomon Reaves. "A Solomon Reeves [sic] let me know that he had seen the Address, signed by me; and was quite confident that there were no arguments to prove that slavery was repugnant to the spirit of the Gospel; what absurdities will not men defend! If the gospel will tolerate slavery, what will it not authorize? I am strangely mistaken if this said Mr. Reeves has more grace than is necessary, or more of Solomon than the name." As he was somewhat unhappy with Reaves, Francis Asbury spent the night at the home of William Gore. The next day Asbury crossed the Waccamaw River, probably near Reaves Ferry, since he had lodged near Pireway and forded Seven Creeks. He went on to the homes of Abraham Bessent and William Gause and continued to Shallotte. [From Recoll & Rec, p 287.]

MILITARY: Chaplain of a militia company during Revolution. Was burned out twice by the Tories because of his activities with the Whigs.

LAND: Bought 480A for $34.40 on banks of the Waccamaw River at Reaves Ferry. Owned other land later

DEATH: At the home of his daughter Rhoda Gore in Pireway. He was sitting in a straight cane-bottomed chair on the porch when one of the front legs of the chair slipped into a knot hole, throwing him forward and causing a severe head injury. He died the following day. [From Recoll & Rec, p 287.]
A problem with this story is that his daughter Rhoda died in 1823. Solomon supposely lived till 1835.

From Abstracts of Wills, Columbus County, North Carolina (1808-1919):
SOLOMON REAVES - Dtd 26 January 1836; DP: February Term 1836.

Title: Columbus Co. History Book found in NC Archives pgs 286, 287

Title: Let's Meet the Gores Author: B. Otis Prince Page: pg 18 - 21
Given Name: Solomon
Change: Date: 30 OCT 2012

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