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I am a direct descendant of Abraham Block by way of his son David Block. David Block had a slave named Sophia, with whom he had children. William Block was one of these children--named Leroy--who was my grandfather Tennyson Block's father. 
Just wanted to share that little bit of my family history.

Larry D. Block
Peoria, AZ