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Slave Narrative of Millie Simpkins

Person Interviewed: Millie Simpkins Location: Nashville, Tennessee Age: 109 Place of Residence: 1004 10th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee “Black Mamie” I claims I’s 109 ye’ars ole en wuz bawn neah Winchester, Tennessee. Mah marster wuz Boyd Sims en mah missis wuz Sarah Ann Ewing Sims. Mah mammy wus named Judy Ewing en mah daddy wuz Moses Stephens en he wus “free bawn.” He wuz de marster’s stable boy en followed de races. He run ‘way en nebber kum back. Mah fust missis wuz very rich. She had two slave ‘omen ter dress her eve’y mawnin’ en I brought her breakfust ter her on a silvah waitah. She wuz ma’ied three times, her second husband wuz Joe Carter en de third wuz Judge Gork. Mah fust missis sold me kaze I wuz stubborn. She sent me ter de “slave yard” at Nashville. De yard wuz full ob slaves. I stayed dere two weeks ‘fore marster Simpson bought me. I wuz sold ‘way fum mah husband en I nebber se’d ‘im ‘gin. I had one chile which I tuk wid me. De slave yard wuz on Cedar Street. A Mr. Chandler would bid de slaves off, but ‘fore dey started biddin’ you had ter tek all ob yo Clothes off en roll down de hill so dey could see dat you didn’t hab no bones broken, er sores on yer. (I wouldin’ tek mine off). Ef nobody bid on you, you wuz tuk ter de slave mart en sold. I wuz sold dere. A bunch ob dem wuz sent ter Mississippi en dey had dere ankles fas’end tergedder en dey had ter...

Dickson County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee 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 Dickson County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) Nelson Adams Cemetery Adams-Nesbitt Cemetery Baggett Cemetery Bell Cemetery Colman/Williams Cemetery Edwards Cemetery #1 Frazier Cemetery Keele Cemetery Lampley Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery Slayden Baptist Church Cemetery Thompson Cemetery Following Cemeteries¬† (hosted at Dickson County Heritage ) Adams Cemetery Bruce Cemetery Dugan Cemetery Edwards Cemetery Etheridge Cemetery Hutton Cemetery Maple Grove Cemetery NoseGay Cemetery Roberts Cemetery Wills Cemetery Following Cemeteries¬† (hosted at Rootwalker ) Adams Cemetery Edwards Cemetery #2 Jones Cemetery Parrott Cemetery Street Cemetery aka Hamilton Cemetery Turnbull Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Hayes Family Cemetery (hosted at Interment)  ...

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