My information from family members relates that my great grand parents, Dudley & Susan Pryor Branham, were released from slavery near Columbia Missouri,a small town called called Rocheport.
They were husband and wife. The story passed on stated that their owner gave them a horse,a buggy, and Dudly's little half-white brother,Edward Orear.
I have not been able to document anything except Ed. moved to St. Charles, MO.and married Jennie Vaughn, which there is a record.
I can not find a record of their marriage. They had 7 children, of which my grandmother was one. They lived in Montgomery City, Missouri.
Susan Pryor Branham was the sister of Richard Pryor's ggf.
Her two brothers left Missouri and went to Illinois.
Freda English Acuff
Saint Peters, MO. email@example.com