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Slave Narrative of Harriett Robinson

Person Interviewed: Harriet Robinson Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Bastrop, Texas Date of Birth: September 1, 1842 Age: 95 I was born close to Webbers Falls, in the Canadian District of the Cherokee Nation, in the same year that my pappy was blowed up and killed in the big boat accident that killed my old Master. I never did see my daddy excepting when I was a baby and I only know what my mammy told me about him. He come from across the water when he was a little boy, and was grown when old Master Joseph Vann bought him, so he never did learn to talk much Cherokee. My mammy was a Cherokee slave, and talked it good. My husband was a Cherokee born Negro, too, and when he got mad he forgit all the English he knowed. Old Master Joe had a mighty big farm and several families of Negroes, and he was a powerful rich man. Pappy’s name was Kalet Vann, and mammy’s name was Sally. My brothers was name Sone and Frank. I had one brother and one sister sold when I was little and I don’t remember the names. My other sisters was Polly, Ruth and Liddie. I had to work in the kitchen when I was a gal, and they was ten or twelve children smaller than me for me to look after, too. Sometime Young Master Joe and the other boys give me a piece of money and say I worked for it, and I reckon I did for I have to cook five or six times a day....

Bastrop County, Texas Cemetery Records

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. The following cemetery transcriptions can be found at Bastrop County, Texas GenWeb Archives. Addison Cemetery Alexander-Eldridge Cemetery Alsup Cemetery Alum Cemetery Alum Creek Cemetery Antioch Cemetery Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Baasen Cemetery Bachman Cemetery Baker Hill Cemetery Bateman Cemetery Baylor Cemetery #1, Smithville Baylor Cemetery #2 Bennight Cemetery Blakey Cemetery Bunte Cemetery Burkhardt Cemetery Burleson Cemetery Cedar Creek Cemetery Chambliss Cemetery Chandler Cemetery Claiborne Cemetery Coates Cemetery Colorado Chapel Cemetery Coulson Cemetery Craddock Cemetery Cunningham Cemetery Davis Cemetery Duncan Cemetery Duty Cemetery Eagleston-Litle-Scobey Eastland Family Cemetey Elgin Latin Cemetery Eschberger-Weise-Wolf Eschberger Family Cemetery Fairview Cemetery #1 Fairview Cemetery (Black section) Fairview Cemetery II Farmer Cemetery Fick Family Cemetery Gazley Cemetery Grassyville Cemetery Hemphill Family Cemetery Hendrix Cemetery Herron Cemetery Hill Cemetery Hog Eye Cemetery Jeddo Cemetery Loyal Valley Cemetery McDade Cemetery McShan Memorial Garden Meuth Hill Cemetery New Hendrix Cemetery Oak Hill Cemetery Oakhill Cemetery Old Hendrix Cemetery Old Red Rock Cemetery Oliver Cemetery Paint Creek Cemetery Pettytown Cemetery Phelan Cemetary Pleasant Hill Cemetery Red Rock Cemetery Ridgeway Cemetery Robbins Cemetery Rosanky Cemetery Sacred Heart Cemetery Smith Cemetery, Bastrop Speck Family Cemetery Speir Cemetery St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Thompson-Morris-Adams Cemty Three Oaks Cemetery Three Oaks Cemetery History Trigg Family Cemetery Upton Church of Christ Cemetery Walker-Watson Cemetery Walnut Creek Cemetery Watterson Cemetery Webberville Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery Wolfenberger Cemetery Young Prairie Cemetery Young Schoolhouse Cemetery The following cemetery transcriptions can be found at Cemeteries of TX Project: Addison Litton Cemetery Alexander-Eldridge Cemetery Alsup-McKinney...

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