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Slave Narrative of Katie Rowe

Person Interviewed: Katie Rowe Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Age: 88 I can set on de gallery, what de sunlight shine bright, and sew a powerful fine seam when my grandchillun wants a special purty dress for de school doings, but I ain’t worth much for nothing else I reckon. These same old eyes seen powerful lot of tribulations in my time, and when I shets ’em now I can see lots of l’ll chillun jest lak my grand-chillun, toting hoes bigger dan dey is, and dey pore little black hands and legs bleeding whar dey scratched by de brambledy weeds, and whar dey got whuppings ’cause dey didn’t git out all de work de overseer set out for ’em. I was one of dem little slave gals my own self, and I never seen nothing but work and tribulations till I was a grown up woman, jest about. De niggers had hard traveling on de plantation whar I was born and raised, ’cause old Master live in town and jest had de overseer on de place, but iffen he had lived out dar hisself I speck it been as bad, ’cause he was a hard driver his own self. He git biling mad when de Yankees have dat big battle at Pea Ridge and scatter de ‘Federates all down through our country all bleeding and tied up and hungry, and he jest mount on his hoss and ride out to de plantation what we all hoeing corn. He ride up and tell old man Saunders dat de overseer to bunch us all up round de lead row man dat my...

Biography of James. E. Webb

JAMES. E. WEBB. Special adaptability to any calling in life is the one necessary adjunct to permanent success, and as a tiller of the soil James E. Webb seems to be “to the manner born,” for he has one of the finest farms on the Sylamore River, of which he has become the owner through his own efforts. He was born in Roane County, Tennessee, in 1825, a son of Allen and Rebecca (Webb) Webb, the former of whom was born in the Old North State, and the latter is supposed to have been born in east Tennessee. After residing in Roane County for some time they moved to Bradley County, Tennessee, in 1855 or 1856, and then came to Arkansas and took up their residence in Hempstead County, where they lived and died, having followed the occupation of farming throughout life. The immediate subject of this sketch received his education in Roane and Bradley Counties, Tennessee, and when a young man of nineteen years he commenced farming in the last named county on his own responsibility, and there continued to till the soil until 1859, when he came to Arkansas, and from that time up to 1860 tilled the soil in Hempstead County, since which time he has resided in Stone County, and has made his home on his present fine farm of 400 acres since 1869. This land is exceptionally productive, and on the 125 acres that are under cultivation large crops are raised annually. The place is well improved also, and besides good farm buildings of all kinds the fences are sightly and substantial; in fact,...

Biography of Dr. James M. Robinson

DR. JAMES M. ROBINSON. This successful old medical practitioner is well known for his genial personality, his ready and kindly sympathy with those who come to him as invalids, and for this reason his clientele is perhaps even larger than would have been attracted by his recognized ability and the success which has attended his efforts. He belongs to that class of physicians who recognize the fact that there is something more than a barren ideality in “ministering to a mind diseased,” or, in other words, that the mental condition of the patient has in many cases much to do with his physical condition, and always endeavors to leave his patients in a happy and hopeful frame of mind where the nature of the disease renders this possible. The Doctor was born in Marion County, Ala., October 16, 1823, a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Evans) Robinson, the former of whom was born in North Carolina and took up his residence in Alabama at an early day. He later settled in Mississippi, and died there in 1848. His widow afterward removed to Louisiana, where she was called from life in 1865. The Doctor was the fourth of eight children born to this worthy couple, whose names are here given: Minerva, Reese; Sarah (Forsythe), of Boone County, Arkansas; James M., Samuel, William, Lucy J. and David T., the latter being a physician of Cooper, Tex., and he and Samuel and William were soldiers during the Civil War. James Evans, grand-father of the Doctor, was an Englishman by birth, was an early emigrant to America, took part in the Revolutionary War...

Hempstead County, Arkansas Census

  Hempstead County, Arkansas was formed from Arkansas County in 1818. 1830 Hempstead County, Arkansas Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Hempstead County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1830 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Hempstead County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Hempstead County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Hempstead County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Hempstead County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Surnames: A-C Surnames: D-L Surnames: M-S Surnames: T-Z Free 1850 Census Transcription pg 206a-216a pg 216b-225a pg 225b-234a pg 234b-243a pg 243b-252a pg 252b-261a pg 261b-270a pg 270b-272a Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Hempstead County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Hempstead County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Hempstead County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Hempstead County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1870 Census Transcriptions Bois D’Arc Township Mine Creek Township (File 1 of...

Hempstead 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. Hosted at Hempstead County Arkansas Tombstone Transcription Project Ebenezer Cemetery Holly Springs Cemetery Memory Gardens Mt Nebo Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Ozan Cemetery Patmos Cemetery Providence Cemetery Saratoga Cemetery Hosted at Interment.net Bethany Cemetery  ...

Biography of J. F. Daniel

J. F. Daniel. He whose name initiates this paragraph is known and valued as one of the progressive business men and public-spirited citizens of Wichita, in which city he is vice president and general manager of the Daniel Shoe Company, which is destined to represent one of the most important industrial enterprises of commercial value to this thriving city. Mr. Daniel was born at Belton, Arkansas, and in the public schools of that place and Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he acquired his preliminary educational discipline. At the Baptist College in the latter place he pursued a higher academic course of study, also completing there an effective course in the Draughn Business College. For a time he was employed as clerk in a general store at Prescott, Arkansas, going from there to the City of St. Louis, Missouri, where he entered the employ of a wholesale hardware concern. Later he became traveling representative in Kansas for the Wolf Brothers Shoe Company, of Columbus, Ohio, and, after an association with this company for three years he assumed a similar position with the well known Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company, of St. Louis. With the latter corporation he continued his alliance from 1908 until 1915, in the meanwhile becoming a stockholder of the company and a member of its advisory committee. In addition to his duties as traveling salesman, he gave effective service as one of the corps of designers for the company. It was through these various associations that Mr. Daniel gained a broad and accurate knowledge of the various details of shoe manufacturing. Becoming convinced that a profitable enterprise-could be developed by establishing a...

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