Location: Calhoun County SC

Slave Narrative of Isom Roberts

Interviewer: Henry Grant Person Interviewed: Isom Roberts Location: Columbia, South Carolina Place of Residence: 1226 Waverly Street, Columbia, SC Age: 80 Ex-Slave 80 Years Old Isom Roberts rents one room at 1226 Waverly Street, Columbia, S.C., and lives alone. However frail he appears, he is able to support himself by working in the yards about the city. “Well, sir, white folks, I is eighty years old, or leastwise I is so close to it, dat it don’t make much difference. But even if I is dat old, it don’t seem so long since I was a little boy. Years flies by mighty fas’ to old folks, ’cause deir ‘memberance is shorter, while young folks ‘members everything, and in dat way months and years drags ‘long slower to them. “I was a very small boy when de Civil War was gwine on. It seems like I knows all ’bout Sherman’s army comin’ through dis State, a burnin’ Columbia and destroyin’ and takin’ away everything what folks had. I has heard so much ’bout slavery and all them times, from my mammy and daddy, dat it ‘pears to me dat I ‘sperienced it all. I ‘spects knowin’ ’bout things is just ’bout as good and true as seein’ them. Don’t you? “My daddy and mammy b’long to Marster Sam Louie, who had a big plantation over in Calhoun County. He had...

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Calhoun County, South Carolina Census Records

Calhoun County, South Carolina was formed from Lexington and Orangeburg counties in 1908. 1910 Calhoun County, South Carolina Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1910 Calhoun County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Calhoun County, South Carolina Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1920 Calhoun County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Calhoun County, South Carolina Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1930 Calhoun County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1930 U.S. Census Guide  ...

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