Location: Gadsden County FL

Slave Narrative of Bill Austin

Interviewer: Martin Richardson Person Interviewed: Bill Austin Location: Greenwood, Florida Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Bill Austin – he says his name is NOT Williams – is an ex-slave who gained his freedom because his mistress found it more advantageous to free him than to watch him. Austin lives near Greenwood, Jackson County, Florida, on a small farm that he and his children operate. He says that he does not know his age, does not remember ever having heard it. But he must be pretty old, he says, “cause I was a right smart size when Mistuh Smith went off to fight.” He thinks he may be over a hundred – and he looks it – but he is not sure. Austin was born between Greene and Hancock Counties, on the Oconee River, in Georgia. He uses the names of the counties interchangeably; he cannot be definite as to just which one was his birthplace. “The line between ’em was right there by us,” he...

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Gadsden County Florida Cemetery Records

Florida Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Florida county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Gadsden County Cemetery Records Hosted at Gadsden County Florida USGenWeb Gadsden County, Florida, Tomb Index Gadsden Co Florida Cemeteries – Addendum(to late to put in index) A thru B C thru D E thru G H thru J K thru M N thru Q R thru S T thru Z Killed in the explosion of the CSS Chattahoochee Barber Cemetery, White section only Beard Cemetery, Midway Bethel Cemetery Black – Moseley Cemetery Brooks Cemetery  African-American Colson Cemetery Dogtown Cemetery &/or Owens Cemetery Dogtown Road – unnamed African-American Cemetery Eastern Cemetery Photos and 1957 survey Edwards Cemetery Edwards Cemetery (in a field) Faircloth Cemetery Ferrell Cemetery Flake Cemetery Flat Creek Cemetery Florida State Hospital Cemetery #2 Cemetery # 2 Division 1 Cemetery # 2 Division 2 Cemetery # 2 Division 3 Cemetery # 2 Division 4 Cemetery # 3 Cemetery # 3 Division 1 Cemetery # 3 Division 2  Cemetery # 3 Division 3  Sheet 1 and 2 Cemetery # 3 Division 3 Sheet 3 (broken) Cemetery # 3 Division 4 Sheet 1 Cemetery # 3 Division 4 Sheet 2 Cemetery # 3 Part Div 4 and Part Div 5...

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