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Jul 18, 2017

Laura Dunston, Free Person of Color, b. June 17, 1846, Louisburg, NC, Contributed by Renate Yarborough Sanders

Laura Dunston, b. 1846, Louisburg, NC

Laura Dunston was the daughter of Simon and Susan Reed Dunston, of Louisburg, NC. She was born June 17, 1846 into a family of Free People of Color. On September 13, 1865 she married Wilson “Wils” Dunston, with whom she had five children – Susan, Daniel, Judy, Rosa, and Eddie. Laura died on March 28, 1920. At the time of her death, she was living in Raleigh, NC with her granddaughter, Mabel Green Powell. Lovingly submitted by great-great granddaughter, Renate Yarborough Sanders