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Slave Narrative of Nancy East

Person Interviewed: Nancy East Location: Middletown, Ohio Place of Residence: 809 Seventeenth Ave., Middletown, Ohio Butler County, District #2 Middletown MRS. NANCY EAST 809 Seventeenth Ave., Middletown, Ohio “Mammy” East, 809 Seventeenth Ave., Middletown, Ohio, rules a four-room bungalow in the negro district set aside by the American Rolling Mill Corporation. She lives there with her sons, workers in the mill, and keeps them an immaculate home in the manner which she was taught on a Southern plantation. Her house is furnished with modern electrical appliances and furniture, but she herself is an anachronism, a personage with no faith in modern methods of living, one who belongs in that vague period designated as “befo’ de wah.” “I ‘membahs all ’bout de slave time. I was powerful small but my mother and daddy done tole me all ’bout it. Mother and daddy bofe come from Vaginny; mother’s mama did too. She was a weaver and made all our clothes and de white folks clothes. Dat’s all she ever did; just weave and spin. Gran’mama and her chilluns was sold to the Lett fambly, two brothers from Monroe County, Alabama. Sole jist like cows, honey, right off the block, jist like cows. But they was good to they slaves. “My mother’s last name was Lett, after the white folks, and my daddy’s name was Harris Mosley, after his master. After mother and daddy married, the Mosleys done bought her from the Letts so they could be together. They was brother-in-laws. Den I was named after Miss Nancy. Dey was Miss Nancy and Miss Hattie and two boys in the Mosleys. Land,...

Slave Narrative of Thomas McMillan

Interviewer: Bishop & Isleman Person Interviewed: Thomas McMillan Location: Steubenville, Ohio Place of Birth: Monroe County, Alabama Place of Residence: 909 Morris Ave., Steubenville, Ohio WPA in Ohio Federal Writers’ Project Bishop & Isleman Reporter: Bishop July 7, 1937 Topic: Ex-Slaves. Jefferson County, District #5 [HW: Steubenville] THOMAS McMILLAN, Ex-Slave (Does not know age) I was borned in Monroe County, Alabam. I do not know de date. My father’s name was Dave McMillan and my mothers name was Minda. Dey cum from Old Virginny and he was sold from der. We lived in a log house. De beds hed ropes instead of slats and de chillun slept on de floor. Dey put us out in de garden to pick out weeds from de potatoes. We did not get any money. We eat bread, syrup and potatoes. It wuz cooked in pots and some was made in fire, like ash cakes. We hed possum lots of times and rabbit and squirrel. When dey go fishin’ we hed fish to eat. I liked most anything they gave us to eat. In de summer we wore white shirt and pants and de same in de winter. We wore brogans in de winter too. De Massa name wuz John and his wife died before I know her. He hed a boy named John. He lived in a big house. He done de overseeing himself. He hed lots of acres in his plantation and he hed a big gang of slaves. He hed a man to go and call de slaves up at 4 o’clock every morning. He was good to his slaves and...

Monroe County, Alabama Census Records

  1830 Monroe County, Alabama Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Monroe County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Monroe County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project 1830 Us Census Index, Monroe, Alabama 1830 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 1 Of 4) 1830 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 2 Of 4) 1830 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 3 Of 4) 1830 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 4 Of 4) Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1830 Monroe Co., AL Census (pdf) Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Monroe County, Alabama Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Monroe County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Monroe County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project 1840 Us Census Index, Monroe, Alabama 1840 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 1 Of 6) 1840 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 2 Of 6) 1840 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 3 Of 6) 1840 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 4 Of 6) 1840 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 5 Of 6) 1840 Federal Census Monroe County, Alabama (Page 6 Of 6) Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Monroe County, Alabama Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Monroe County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Monroe County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project Monroe, Al 1850 Federal Census – Notes File Monroe,...

Monroe County, Alabama 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 Monroe County, USGenWeb Archives Project Andress Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Bell’s Landing Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Bradley Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Brown Cemetery, Monroe County, Al Bryant Cemetery, Finchburg, Monroe Co., Al Buena Vista Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Burnt Corn Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Burnt Corn Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Bursonville Cemetery – Monroe Co., Al Claiborne Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Coleman Cemetery, Burnt Corn, Monroe Co., Alabama Community Chapel Holiness Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., Al Corinth Deer Cemetery Cunningham Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Davison And McMillan Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Dunn Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Eliska Cemeteries, Monroe Co., Al Eureka Cemetery, Finchburg, Monroe Co., Al Hendrix Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Indian Springs Baptist Cemetery – Monroe County, Alabama Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Lambert Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Little River Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Madison-Moniac Graveyard, Monroe, Alabama McKinney Cemetery, Monroe County, Al Middleton Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Mineola United Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama New Home Primitive Baptist Church, Excel, Monroe, Alabama New Hope Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Natchez, Monroe, Alabama Old Methodist Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Old Salem Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Pineville Methodist Cemeter – Monroe County Alabama Polar Bridge Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Poplar Springs Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Porter Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Racom Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Red Hills Cemetery – Monroe Co., Al Ridge Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Rocky Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama Salem Cemetery, Monroe, Alabama...

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