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Slave Narrative of Mary Barbour

Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Mary Barbour Location: 801 S. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Place of Birth: McDowell County NC Age: 81 Ex-Slave Story An interview with Mary Barbour 81 of 801 S. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, N. C. I reckon dat I wuz borned in McDowell County, case dat’s whar my mammy, Edith, lived. She ‘longed ter Mr. Jefferson Mitchel dar, an’ my pappy ‘longed ter er Mr. Jordan in Avery County, so he said. ‘Fore de war, I doan know nothin’ much ‘cept dat we lived on a big plantation an’ dat my mammy wucked hard, but wuz treated pretty good. We had our little log cabin off ter one side, an’ my mammy had sixteen chilluns. Fas’ as dey got three years old de marster sol’ ’em till we las’ four dat she had wid her durin’ de war. I wuz de oldes’ o’ dese four; den dar wuz Henry an’ den de twins, Liza an’ Charlie. One of de fust things dat I ‘members wuz my pappy wakin’ me up in de middle o’ de night, dressin’ me in de dark, all de time tellin’ me ter keep quiet. One o’ de twins hollered some an’ pappy put his hand ober its mouth ter keep it quiet. Atter we wuz dressed he went outside an’ peeped roun’ fer a minute den he comed back an’ got us. We snook out o’ de house an’ long de woods path, pappy totin’ one of de twins an’ holdin’ me by de han’ an’ mammy carryin’ de udder two. I reckons dat I will always ‘member dat...

Ollis, Leola – Obituary

Leola Ollis, 92, of Everett, Wash., died August 21, 1995, in Sultan, Wash. She was born April 2, 1903, in Senia, North Carolina. She had lived in Lostine for 25 years before moving to Everett in 1962. Mrs. Ollis is survived by her son Richard Ollis and his wife Donna; her daughter Coralee Souther and her husband Len; daughters-in-law Wanda Ollis and Fauna Ollis; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sons Ben and Estel Ollis and a grandson Paul Tippet. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 24, 1995, at 1 p.m. at Purdy and Walters with Cassidy Funeral, Everett, Wash. Graveside services will be Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m. at the Lostine Cemetery Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Aug., 1995 Contributed by: Sue...

Robbins, James Wade “Jim” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon James Wade “Jim” Robbins, 66, of Baker City, died at his home on July 31, 2004. The family will be host for a gathering at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Friends are invited to join family members for cake and punch while they honor Jim’s life. Jim was born on Nov. 2, 1937, at Banner Elk, N.C., to Robert Pell and Margaret Estelle Pritchard Robbins. He grew up and attended school in Avery County, N.C. James was one of 13 children. In 1958, James left North Carolina and moved to Santa Maria, Calif. He got a job working for General Motors as an automotive repairman. While working for GM, Jim received six years of trade school training for automotive repair. Arranged by his landlady, Jim started corresponding with a young lady at Caldwell, Idaho, named Linda Vernholm. After several letters, Linda agreed to visit Jim in California. They were married a year later in 1966 at Caldwell. Linda joined Jim in California, and in 1968 their son, Robert James, was born. In 1972, the family relocated to Baker City where they have lived for 32 years. Their daughter, Lynn Marie, was born in 1973. In Baker City, Jim worked at the Chevrolet Dealership, Poe Motors and had his own automotive repair shop. He then worked for Don Giles until he retired in 1993. He was a teacher and a mentor to many local mechanics. He also taught automotive repair for Treasure Valley Community College. Jim was always willing to help people out with their car troubles. Even up until...

Avery County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Avery County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Ashley Cemetery Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery Bowlick Family Cemetery Burleson Cemetery Cook Cemetery Cuthbertson Cemetery Cuthbertson Cemetery Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery Eller Cemetery Fall Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Flat Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Harmon Cemetery John Harmon Cemetery Hughes Memorial Park Cemetery Ledford Cemetery McGuire Cemetery McKinney Cemetery Mitchell Cemetery Montezuma Cemetery Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Newland Cemetery Norris Cemetery Pineola Cemetery Smith Cemetery Tanglewood Cemetery Tate Cemetery Trivett Cemetery, North Hill Gap Trivette Cemetery, Beech Mountain Ward Cemetery Yellow Mountain Cemetery...

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