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Slave Narrative of Lucretia Alexander

Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person Interviewed: Lucretia Alexander Location: 1708 High Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 89 Occupation: Washed. Ironed. Plowed. Hoed “I been married three times and my last name was Lucretia Alexander. I was twelve years old when the War began. My mother died at seventy-three or seventy-five. That was in August 1865—August the ninth. She was buried August twelfth. The reason they kept her was they had refugeed her children off to different places to keep them from the Yankees. They couldn’t get them back. My mother and her children were heir property. Her first master was Toliver. My mother was named Agnes Toliver. She had a boy and a girl both older than I were. My brother come home in ’65. I never got to see my sister till 1869. “My father died in 1881 and some say he was one hundred twelve and some say one hundred six. His name was Beasley, John Beasley, and he went by John Beasley till he died. “My mother died and left four living children. I was the youngest. “I got religion in 1865. I was baptized seventy-three years ago this August. “I ain’t got nary living child. My oldest child would have been sixty-four if he were living. They claim my baby boy is living, but I don’t know. I have four children. “The first overseer I remember was named Kurt Johnson. The next was named Mack McKenzie. The next one was named Pink Womack. And the next was named Tom Phipps. Mean! Liked meanness! Mean a man as he could be. I’ve seen him take them...

Carnes, George M. Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Well Known Matron Passes On Wednesday Mrs. George M. Carnes, Dies at Baker Hospital; Leaves Husband, Children and Many Relatives A report reached here early Wednesday that Mrs. George M. Carnes of North Powder died at 7:30 that morning at the Protestant hospital in Baker, following a three weeks confinement there for an illness from which she had suffered for many months. Mrs. Carnes maiden name was Addie Agnes Turner and she was born in Dermott, Ark., Sept. 1, 1873. She was married to George M. Carnes August 14, 1897, and the couple moved to North Powder the next year. Mr. Carnes operates a farm near this city. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. Besides her widower, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Deidle Williams of Portland and Mrs. Iris Mae Coles of Prineville, whose husband, La Salle Coles, is a former Haines boy; four sons, Clarke, Hallie, Merrill and Kenneth Carnes of North Powder; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Bowman of Baker and Mrs. Mabel Steadman of Cedar Hill, Texas; fur brothers, Mark and Robert Turner of North Powder, William of Houston, Texas, and Richard of cedar Hill, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 2:20 in the Methodist church in North Powder. Interment will be in the North Powder cemetery. North Powder News Friday, June 24,...

Chicot County, Arkansas Census

Chicot County, Arkansas was formed from Arkansas County in 1823. 1830 Chicot County, Arkansas Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial Free 1830 Census Transcription 1830 Chicot County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Chicot County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Chicot County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Free 1840 Census Transcription (pdf) Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Chicot County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial Free 1850 Census Index 1850 Chicot County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Chicot County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Chicot County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Chicot County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Chicot County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Chicot County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Chicot County, Census (images and index) $...

Chicot County, Arkansas Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings 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 Chicot Arkansas GenWeb Archives Bayou Mason Cemetery Dermott City Cemetery Surnames A-L Surnames M-Z Holy Innocents Cemetery Lake Village Cemetery Lisbon Cemetery Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery (old portion)...

Biography of Capt. George M. Jones

Capt. Jones is the son of Henry F. and Mary (Waller) Jones, and was born in Shelby county, Tennessee, Oct. 19th, 1836.His father is still living there, aged eighty-one. His mother died in l856. George M. grew up on the farm, receiving his education at the common schools of the county where he lived. At the age of seventeen he went to Memphis, Tenn., and sold dry goods for the firm of Cossitt, Hill & Talmadge. He remained with them something over three years, receiving for his first year’s service, $75.00 and board; for the second, $100.00, and the third, $150.00. He came to Springfield, Missouri, in January, 1858, but went back to Tennessee after a short time. In the fall of the same, year he returned to Springfield and engaged in the general merchandising business, the firm being Miller, Jones & Co. He only remained here a year when be went to Dillon, Phelps county, Missouri, and embarked in the forwarding and commission business, which he carried on until the war broke out in 1861. In June of that year he enlisted as a private, in Capt. Dick Campbell’s company of Independence, Mo. State service, in the interest of the South. He was next transferred to Foster’s regiment, Company A, McBride’s division, C. S. A. He was shortly afterward made quartermaster, with the rank of captain. On account of ill health, he was honorably discharged at Jacksonport, Arkansas, in August, 1863. In 1864 he re-enlisted, and was for some time acting provost marshal in Chicot county, Arkansas. He next engaged with Col. Campbell in the recruiting service until...

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