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Slave Narrative of Mary Crane

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Emery Turner Person Interviewed: Mrs. Mary Crane Location: Mitchell, Indiana Place of Residence: Warren St., Mitchell, Ind. Date of Birth: 1855 Mrs. Mary Crane I was born on the farm of Wattie Williams, in 1855 and am eighty-two years old. I came to Mitchell, Indiana, about fifty years ago with my husband, who is now dead and four children and have lived here ever since. I was only a girl, about five or six years old when the Civil War broke out but I can remember very well, happenings of that time. My mother was owned by Wattie Williams, who had a large farm, located in Larue county, Kentucky. My father was a slave on the farm of a Mr. Duret, nearby. In those days, slave owners, whenever one of their daughters would get married, would give her and her husband a slave as a wedding present, usually allowing the girl to pick the one she wished to accompany her to her new home. When Mr. Duret’s eldest daughter married Zeke Samples, she choose my father to accompany them to their home. Zeke Samples proved to be a man who loved his toddies far better than his bride and before long he was “broke”. Everything he had or owned, including my father, was to be...

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Slave Narrative of Billy Slaughter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Beulah Van Meter Person Interviewed: Billy Slaughter Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana Place of Birth: Kentucky Date of Birth: Sept. 15, 1858 Beulah Van Meter District 4 Clark County BILLY SLAUGHTER 1123 Watt St. Jeffersonville Billy Slaughter was born Sept. 15, 1858, on the Lincoln Farm near Hodgenville, Ky. The Slaughters who now live between the Dixie Highway and Hodgenville on the right of the road driving toward Hodgenville about four miles off the state highway are the descendants of the old slave’s master. This old slave was sold once and was given away once before he was given his freedom. The spring on the Lincoln Farm that falls from a cliff was a place associated with Indian cruelty. It was here in the pool of water below the cliff that the Indians would throw babies of the settlers. If the little children could swim or the settlers could rescue them they escaped, otherwise they were drowned. The Indians would gather around the scene of the tragedy and rejoice in their fashion. The old slave when he was a baby was thrown in this pool but was rescued by white people. He remembers having seen several Indians but not many. The most interesting subject that Billy Slaughter discussed was the Civil War. This was ordinarily believed to...

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Biography of James Franklin O’Daniel

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The reader of modern Kansas history learns of the wonderful development of the state, of its wealth and resources, of its great educational institutions and its culture, and of its enterprise and reform legislation. Back, however, of all these truthful and encouraging records exists a vital and more interesting page of history, and only by linking the past with the present, may justice be done to all. A half century in the great cyele of Time means little, but it sometimes covers an entire individual life. There are men in different sections of this great state to whose labor, courage and resolution through the last half century, Kansas owes a great debt, for they were the pioneers along every line in which she now stands pre-eminent among the states. James Franklin O’Daniel, one of Riley County’s representative men, came to Kansas with the pioneers of 1859, at that time being a sturdy and ambitions youth of eighteen years. He was born in Larue County, Kentucky, October 22, 1840, and his parents were James and Margaret (Howell) O’Daniel. By birth they were Kentuckians but they were of Irish and German ancestry. Of their twelve children, James Franklin was fifth in order of birth. In 1852 they removed with their children to Platte County, Missouri, and resided at...

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Biography of Herman Hecht

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Herman Hecht is the secretary and treasurer of Korrekt Klothes, Inc., of St. Louis. The company engages in the manufacture of men’s and young men’s clothing at No. 1633 to 1641 Washington avenue. Mr. Hecht was born in Coblentz, Germany, June 7, 1866, a son of Simon and Henrietta (David) Hecht, the father a well known capitalist of Coblentz. The mother, following the death of her husband, came to America in 1875, settling in Louisville, Kentucky, whence she afterward removed to Paducah, that state, her death there occurring in 1881 when she was sixty years of age. She was the mother of four sons and five daughters. Herman Hecht, the youngest of the family, was educated in the public schools of Coblentz, in the high school at Paducah, Kentucky, and in the Lyons Business College of that city. At the age of sixteen years he was one of the founders of the firm of Hecht Brothers & Company of Paducah, Kentucky, engaged in the wholesale clothing business. He sold his interest in that business in 1893 to accept a position with the Schwab Clothing Company of St. Louis. In 1898, after being with the Schwab Clothing Company for four years he again associated himself with his brothers in the wholesale clothing business in St. Louis, under...

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Biography of John Brown Churchill

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now In the demise of John Brown Churchill, Bartlesville lost one of its most highly respected and public-spirited citizens, who during the period of his residence in Washington county, took a most active and helpful part in promoting the work of public progress and improvement and left the impress of his individuality for good upon many lines of the state’s development and up building. He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, September 28, 1867, and traced his lineage back to the noted Churchill family of England. His parents were William and Gillie Ann (Allen) Churchill, who were also natives of the Blue Grass state, and the father devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits. John Brown Churchill’s’ education was acquired in the grammar schools of Hodgenville and he attended high school in Kansas, going to that state when sixteen years of age. There he took up a homestead, which he improved and developed, and later he traveled out of Kansas for the Emerson-Newton Company, implement dealers, continuing to fill that position for fifteen years and gaining broad experience along business lines. In 1903 he came to Bartlesville and here made his home until his demise. He played an important part in developing the rich oil fields of this section of the state, purchasing oil property at Copan, in Washington...

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Larue County, Kentucky Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Larue County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Larue County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Larue County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Larue County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Larue County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Larue County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Larue County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Larue County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Larue County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Larue County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1850 Larue County, Kentucky Census...

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Larue County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Larue County Larue County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Larue County USGenWeb Archives Project Kentucky Cemeteries Listings Clever-Cleaver Cemetery Siberia Cemetery Walnut Hill Cemetery Larue County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Interment.net Barren Run Church Cemetery Benningfield Chapel Cemetery Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Big Spring Cemetery Brown & Thomas Cemetery Buffalo Baptist Cemetery Buffalo Cemetery Buffalo Methodist Cemetery Castleman Family Cemetery Coombs-Williams Family Cemetery Corinth Baptist Cemetery County Farm Cemetery Daugherty Farm Cemetery Dye Family Cemetery Edlin Family Cemetery Eivens Family Cemetery Friendship Church No. 2 Cemetery George Redmon Family Cemetery Gilkey Cemetery Hill Family Cemetery Hodgenville Catholic Cemetery Howell Homestead Cemetery Hubbard Cemetery Leasor Cemetery Lemuel Smith Family Cemetery Levelwoods Methodist Cemetery Lincoln Memorial Baptist Cemetery Little Mount Baptist Cemetery Magnolia Presbyterian Church Cemetery Masonic Hall Cemetery McCandless Cemetery Middle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery Mt. Sherman Cemetery Mt. Tabor Baptist Cemetery Nolin Baptist Church Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Otter Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Phillips Fort Cemetery Pleasant Grove Cemetery Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Potts Spring Church Cemetery Read Family Cemetery Red Hill Cemetery Reuben Brown Cemetery Roark Cemetery Rolling Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Rolling Fork Christian Church Cemetery Salem Christian Church Cemetery Shaw Cemetery Siberia Cemetery Smith Family Cemetery South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery St....

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