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 Rose Fortune

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Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management. 1979.147.56


Rose Fortune

Making a living was a challenge for the Black Loyalists. Rose Fortune operated her own business transporting goods for people in Annapolis Royal. Although her birth date is unknown, she was buried from St. Luke's Church on 20 February 1864 when she was about 90 years of age. That means she was born during the American Revolutionary War period, and may have come to Nova Scotia as a child.