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Slave Narrative of Mandy Gibson

Interviewer: Nelle Shumate Person Interviewed: Mandy Gibson Location: Kentucky There were auction-blocks near the court houses where the slaves were sold to the highest bidders. A slave would be placed on a platform and his merits as a speciman of human power and ability to work was enomerated the bidding began. Young slave girls brought high prices because the more slave children that were born on one’s plantation the richer he would be in the future. Some slaves were kept just for this purpose, the same as prize thorough-bred stock is kept. In many instances slaves were treated like brutes and their places to sleep were like barn sheds with only a little straw, on which to sleep. Mrs. Neikirk’s mother said that she distinctly remembered that the slaves she knew of had only the roughest of food such as: corn bread molasses, and scraps from their owner’s table. Their clothing was such as their owners saw fit to give them and the cheapest. An old negro woman, Aunt Mandy Gibson by name, died last month, Sep. in Middlesboro and I have heard her tell about coming here from Alabama when the town of Middlesboro was first founded. When asked about her old home people she would go to great lengths to explain about her people having been slaves, but she would always add that they did not mind slavery as they at that time knew nothing of the outdoor life and therefore desired nothing better. She also said that the family that owned her was a kind nature and was good to slaves. Some of the citizens of...

Bell County, Kentucky Census Records

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Bell County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Hosted at Bell County USGenWeb Archives Project Asher & Sullivan Family Cemetery Pineville Cemetery Route 221 Miscellaneous Bruials Asher Cemetery Asher Cemetery #2 Bain Cemetery Ball Cemetery Begley Ingram Cemetery Begley-Ingram Cemetery Belew Cemetery Ben’s Branch Cemetery Bailey Hill Cemetery Big Run Cemetery Bingham Cemetery Black Bear Hollow Blanton Cemetery Bledsole Cemetery Blevins Cemetery Branham Cemetery Bratcher Mason Cemetery Breast Works Hill Cemetery Brock Cemetery Brock Cemetery #2 Brock Cemetery #3 Brock Cemetery #4 Brock Cemetery #5 Brock Cemetery #6 Brown Cemetery Browning Cemetery Browning (Laurel Hill) Cemetery Buell #1 Cemetery Buell #2 Cemetery Bullins Cemetery Bullins #2 Cemetery Bussel Mountain Cemetery Caldwell Cemetery Cannon Lake Cemetery Cannon Lake #2 Cemetery Capito Cemetery Carey Cemetery Carmack Cemetery Carroll Cemetery Carroll #2 Cemetery Carter Cemetery Charles Cemetery Chenoa Cemetery Collett Cemetery Collingsworth Cemetery Corum Cemetery Cox Cemetery Cox #2 Cemetery Creech Cemetery Croley Cemetery Dean #1 Cemetery Dean #2 Cemetery Delph Cemetery Dewbrock Cemetery Do Well Hollow Burials Duncan Cemetery Elliott Cemetery Emory Cemetery Evans Cemetery Fuson Chapel Cemetery Black Cemetery Ferndale Ferndale Cemetery Fox Cemetery Fredrick Cemetery Fuson #1 Cemetery Fuson #2 Cemetery Fuson #3 Cemetery Gibson Cemetery Gibson #2 Cemetery Givens Cemetery God’s Field Cemetery Goins Cemetery Golden Cemetery Ben Goodin/Binham Cemetery Goodin #2 Cemetery Goodin #3 Cemetery Goodin #4 Cemetery Eb Goodin Cemetery Tod Goodin Cemetery Green Cemetery Greene Cemetery Green Hills Memorial Gardens Pt. 1 Green Hills Memorial Gardens Pt. 2 Green Hills Memorial Gardens Pt. 3 Green Hills Memorial Gardens Pt. 4 Gross Cemetery Harkins Cemetery Head Cemetery Helton Cemetery Hembree Cemetery Henderson Cemetery Hendrickson Cemetery #1 Hendrickson Cemetery #2 Hendrickson Cemetery #3 Hendrickson Cemetery...

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