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Slave Narrative of George Fortman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Lauana Creel Person Interviewed: George Fortman Location: Evansville, Indiana Place of Residence: Cor. Bellemeade Ave. and Garvin St. Evansville, Indiana Occupation: Professor of faith in Christ, Janitor Ex-Slave Stories District 5 Vanderburgh County Lauana Creel INDIANS MADE SLAVES AMONG THE NEGROES. INTERVIEWS WITH GEORGE FORTMAN Cor. Bellemeade Ave. and Garvin St. Evansville, Indiana, and other interested citizens “The story of my life, I will tell to you with sincerest respect to all and love to many, although reviewing the dark trail of my childhood and early youth causes me great pain.” So spoke George Fortman, an aged man and former slave, although the history of his life reveals that no Negro blood runs through his veins. “My story necessarily begins by relating events which occurred in 1838, when hundreds of Indians were rounded up like cattle and driven away from the valley of the Wabash. It is a well known fact recorded in the histories of Indiana that the long journey from the beautiful Wabash Valley was a horrible experience for the fleeing Indians, but I have the tradition as relating to my own family, and from this enforced flight ensued the tragedy of my birth.” The aged ex-slave reviews tradition. “My two ancestors, John Hawk, a Blackhawk Indian brave, and Racheal, a Chackatau maiden...

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Slave Narrative of George Conrad, Jr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Person Interviewed: George Conrad, Jr. Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Connersville, Harrison County, Kentucky Date of Birth: February 23, 1860 Age: 77 I was born February 23, 1860 at Connersville, Harrison County, Kentucky. I was born and lived just 13 miles from Pariah. My mother’s name is Rachel Conrad, born at Bourbon County, Kentucky. My father, George Conrad, was born at Bourbon County Kentucky. My grandmother’s name is Sallie Amos, and grandfather’s name is Peter Amos. My grandfather, his old Master freed his and he bought my grandmother, Aunt Liza and Uncle Cy. He made the money by freighting groceries from Ohio to Mayaville, Kentucky. Our Master was named Master Joe Conrad. We sometimes called him “Mos” Joe Conrad. Master Joe Conrad stayed in a big log house with weather. boarding on the outside. I was born in a log cabin. We slept in wooden beds with rope cords for slats, and the beds had curtains around them. You see my mother was the cook for the Master, and she cooked everything chicken, roasting ears. She cooked mostly everything we have now. They didn’t have stoves; they cooked in big ovens. She skillets had three legs. I can remember the first stove that we had. I guess I was about six years old. My...

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Biography of William N. Collier

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William N. Collier, one of the most prominent breeders of thoroughbred Hereford cattle in the United States, makes his home at Fulton and has extensive farm property in Callaway county, on which are found his fine herds. Mr. Collier was born in the Blue Grass state, his birth having occurred near Falmouth, in Pendleton county, Kentucky, February 13, 1876. He is a son of William A. and Oetavia (Wyatt) Collier, both of whom were natives of Kentucky, to which state their parents had removed from Virginia. When William N. Collier was a lad of five years his parents went to Ellis county, Texas, where the father operated a cotton gin. There the son was reared and educated, attending the public schools, and when not busy with his textbooks his time was given to his father in the cotton gin until he reached his twenty-first year, at which period in his life he began riding the range and for twelve years thereafter engaged in punching cattle. During this time, or in 1902, he filed on a homestead, taking up four sections of land in Borden county, Texas, where he began his career as a raiser and breeder of cattle. After filing on his land he purchased a few Texas cattle, which he had on the range for...

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Pendleton County, Kentucky Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Morgan 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 Morgan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Pendleton County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Head of Household Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Morgan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Pendleton County USGenWeb Archives Project Census: Transcription Census: Index Census: Index Hosted at Pendleton County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Head of Household Hosted at RootsWeb Census Transcription Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Morgan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Morgan County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Pendleton County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Index Census Index Hosted at RootsWeb Census Part 1 of 2 Census Part 2 of 2 Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Morgan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Morgan County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Pendleton County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Pgs. 62-72...

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Pendleton County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Pendleton County Pendleton County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Pendleton County USGenWeb Archives Project Concord Cemetery Ducker Cemetery Pendleton County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Pendleton County USGenWeb Archives Project Aulick Cemetery Benson Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Biehn Cemetery Blanket Creek Cemetery Boston Cemetery Catholic Falmouth Cemetery Cemetery between Caddo & Concord Conrad Cemetery Cox Cemetery Dividing ridge Cemetery Fisher’s Cemetery Gum Lick Cemetery Knoxville Cemetery Lenoxburg Cemetery Morgan Cemetery Mt. Moriah Cemetery New Mt. Vernon Cemetery Oakland Cemetery Old Mt Moriah Cemetery Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery Peach Grove Cemetery Roanoak Cemetery Short Creek Cemetery Smith’s Cemetery Sunrise Cemetery Turner Ridge Cemetery Walnut Grove Cemetery Willow Cemetery Wilmington Cemetery Pendleton County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Tombstone Transcription Project Walnut Ridge Cemetery Pendleton County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Carter’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery History...

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