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Slave Narrative of Jerry Hinton

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Jerry Hinton Location: North Carolina Date of Birth: February, 1855 Place of Birth: Wake County, NC My full name is Jerry Hinton. I wus borned in February, 1855. I am not able ter work. I work all I can. I am trying ter do de best I can ter help myself. Yes, just tryin’ ter do sumpin, ain’t able ter work much. I am ruptured, an’ old. My old house looks ’bout old as I do, it’s ’bout to fall down, ain’t able ter fix it up. It needs repairing. I ain’t able ter make no repairs. I wus born on a plantation in Wake County. My master wus Richard Seawell, an’ Missus wus named Adelaide. His plantation wus on Neuse River. He had two plantations, but I wus a little boy, an’ don’t remember how many acres in de plantation or how many slaves. There wus a lot of ’em tho’. I would follow master ’round an’ look up in his face so he would give me biscuit an’ good things ter eat. My mother, before marriage, wus named Silvia Seawell, an’ father wus named Andrew Hinton. Atter they wus married mother went by the name of Hinton, my father’s family name. I had–I don’t know–mos’ anything wus good ter me. Master brought me biscuit an’ I thought that wus the greatest thing at all. Yes, I got purty good food. Our clothes wus not fine, but warm. I went barefooted mos’ o’ the time, an’ in summer I went in my shirt tail. Dey called de slave houses ‘quarters’, de house...

Manon S. Nunn

Corpl., 118th Inf., Co. E, 30th Div.; of Stokes County; son of T. J. and Mrs. Ruth E. Nunn. Entered service June 5, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Calais, France, May 24, 1918. Wounded at battle of Hindenburg Line Oct. 9, 1918, by machine gun. Sent to British Base Hospital at Birmingham, Eng. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 15th; landed in USA March 27th, Charleston, S. C. Drilled in National Guards at High Point one month and 20 days. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 31,...

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