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Slave Narrative of Eliza Evans

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Person Interviewed: Eliza Evans Location: McAlester, Oklahoma Age: 87 I sho’ remember de days when I was a slave and belonged to de best old Master what ever was, Mr. John Mixon. We lived in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. My grandma was a refugee from Africa. You know dey was white men who went slipping ’round and would capture or entice black folks onto their boats and fetch then over here and sell ’em for slaves. Well, grandma was a little girl ’bout eight or nine years old and her parents had sent her out to get wood. Dey was going to have a feast. Dey was going to roast a baby. Wasn’t that awful! Well, they captured her and put a stick in her mouth. The stick held her mouth wide open so she wouldn’t cry out. When she got to de boat she was so tired out she didn’t do nothing. They was a lot of more Colored folks on de boat. It took about four months to get across on de boat and Mr. John Mixon met the boat and bought her. I think he gave five hundred dollars for her. She was named Gigi, but Master John called her Gracie. She was so good and they thought so much of her dat...

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Biography of James Monroe West

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now James Monroe West, living two and one-half miles east of San Bernardino, on Third Street, is a pioneer of 1856. His native State is Alabama. He was born in Dallas County, October 23, 1825, and is the son of Simon and Nancy (Thompson) West, natives respectively of Tennessee and North Carolina. The father was born August 19, 1797, and the mother April 3, 1799. Simon West moved with his family to Mississippi in 1839, and died there in January 1884. The mother is still living in Itawamba County, Mississippi. They had ten children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the second. He was married in Mississippi, December 30, 1847, to Miss Adaline Weeks, who was born and reared in Marion County, Alabama, a daughter of Jephtha Weeks, a farmer and mechanic. He started to make the trip across the plains in 1856, and died in August of that year in Utah, of smallpox. Besides our subject and his family there were four other families that started at the same time. They left their homes in Mississippi on February 21, 1856, and arrived in Salt Lake on July 19 of the same year. Before reaching Salt Lake Mr. West’s oldest son, a boy of seven years, fell out of a wagon and was run over...

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Dallas County, Alabama Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now   1820 Dallas County, Alabama Census Hosted at Dallas County, ALGenWeb 1820 Alabama Census, Dallas County Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1820 Alabama State Census: Dallas County (pdf) 1830 Dallas County, Alabama Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Dallas County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Clark’s Deep South Genealogy 1830 Census Images Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Dallas County, Alabama Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Dallas County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Dallas County, Alabama Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Dallas County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Dallas County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project Dallas County, Alabama: 1850 Census Index Dallas County Al 1850 Agricultural Census – Dallas Co., Al Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1850 Dallas County, Alabama Census Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Dallas County, Alabama Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1860 Dallas County, Census (images and...

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Dallas County, Alabama Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 Dallas County, USGenWeb Archives Project Cedar Grove Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Dobyne Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama New Cemetery, Cahaba, Dallas, Alabama New Hope Christian Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Page-Trout-Wilson Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Peebles Family Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Pierce Family Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Plantersville Christian Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Plantersville Baptist Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Plantersville Methodist Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Pleasant Grove Cemetery, African American, Dallas, Alabama Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Valley Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Welch Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Wilson Cemetery, Dallas, Alabama Hosted at Blevins Family Genealogy Pleasant Valley Cemetery (Blevins Family Cemetery)...

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