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Slave Narrative of Samuel Watson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Lauana Creel Person Interviewed: Samuel Watson Location: Evansville, Indiana Place of Birth: Webster County, Kentucky Date of Birth: February 14, 1862 Ex-Slave Stories 5th District Vanderburgh County Lauana Creel 1415 S. Barker Avenue, Evansville, Indiana THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CHILD BORN IN SLAVERY SAMUEL WATSON [HW: Personal Interview] Samuel Watson, a citizen of Evansville, Indiana, was born in Webster County, Kentucky, February 14, 1862. His master’s home was located two and one half miles from Clay, Kentucky on Craborchard Creek. “Uncle Sammy” as the negro children living near his home on South East Fifth Street call the old man, possesses an unusually clear memory. In fact he remembers seeing the soldiers and hearing the report of cannon while he was yet an infant. One story told by the old negro relates how; “old missus” saved “old massa’s horses”. The story follows: The mistress accompanied by a number of slaves was walking out one morning and all were startled by the sound of hurrying horses. Soon many mounted soldiers could be seen coming over a hill in the distance. The child Samuel was later told that the soldiers were making their way to Fort Donelson and were pressing horses into service. They were also enlisting negroes into service whenever possible. Old master, Thomas Watson, owned many...

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Slave Narrative of Robert Glenn

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: T. Pat. Matthews Person Interviewed: Robert Glenn Location: 207 Idlewild Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: Sept. 16, 1850 Location of Birth: Orange County NC Age: 87 I was a slave before and during the Civil War. I am 87 years old. I was born Sept. 16, 1850. I was born in Orange County, North Carolina near Hillsboro. At that time Durham was just a platform at the station and no house there whatever. The platform was lighted with a contraption shaped like a basket and burning coal that gave off a blaze. There were holes in this metal basket for the cinders to fall through. I belonged to a man named Bob Hall, he was a widower. He had three sons, Thomas, Nelson, and Lambert. He died when I was eight years old and I was put on the block and sold in Nelson Hall’s yard by the son of Bob Hall. I saw my brother and sister sold on this same plantation. My mother belonged to the Halls, and father belonged to the Glenns. They sold me away from my father and mother and I was carried to the state of Kentucky. I was bought by a Negro speculator by the name of Henry Long who lived not far from Hurdles Mill...

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Biography of James M. Givens

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now James M. Givens, attorney at law, who for almost three decades has been identified with the Muskogee bar, comes to this state from Kentucky where his birth occurred February 14, 1869, at the family home in Hopkins County, his parents being John W. and Margaret (Ross) Givens. His father was a planter, tobacco buyer and banker of Webster County, whence he removed with his family to Providence, Kentucky. James M. Givens supplemented his early education, acquired in the schools of Providence, by study in Center College at Danville, Kentucky, in which he completed a literary course with the class of 1889. He studied law under private direction and was admitted to practice at Madisonville, Kentucky, in 1891. The following year witnessed the arrival of Mr. Givens in Muskogee where he has appointed practice. He was appointed assistant United States attorney for the Indian Territory by President Cleveland in 1893 and occupied the position for four and a half years, serving during a period when the federal attorneys in Indian Territory had all the responsibilities that are now divided between a large number of local, state and federal officers. Since his retirement from that position Mr. Givens has devoted his attention to the private practice of law. He became a partner in the firm of Zevely, Givens...

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Webster County, Kentucky Census Records

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

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Webster County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Webster County Webster County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Webster County USGenWeb Archives Project Webster County Cemetery Books Index McClendon/Chandler Cemetery Rock Springs Cemetery Trice – Strum Cemetery Trice Cemetery Webster County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Webster County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Buffalo Woods Cemetery Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery Crews Cemetery/with photos Crowley Cemetery/with photos David Trice Cemetery/with photos Fairmont Cemetery/with photos Fairview Cemetery/with photos Fernwood Cemetery/with photos Gardner Family Cemetery Higginson Cemetery Lisman Cemetery/with photos Little Zion Cemetery/with photos McClendon/Chandler Cemetery McCoy/Gardner Family Cemetery Meahl Cemetery/with photos Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery Mt. Pleasant Cemetery/with photos Oak Grove Cemetery/with photos Old Eddings Cemetery Old Jackson Cemetery Old Salem Cemetery Petersburg Cemetery/with photos Pride Bordley Cemetery Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Union County Roselawn Cemetery/with photos Shady Grove Cemetery/with photos Spencer Cemetery/with photos Springdale Cemetery/with photos Sullivan Cemetery Trice Cemetery, 630/with photos Waggoner Cemetery, Story of a lost stone Winstead Cemetery/with photos Webster County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hosted at Evansville Indiana City Cemetery Evansville Cemetery database, Indiana...

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Slave Trade Pricing

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WEBSTER CO. (J. Dunbar) Slaves were brought and sold in Clay at one time. A large, stout negro woman in good health sold for $300 to $500. A large stout negro man sold for $1,000. Children were sold for $150 to $200. Mr. Tom Johnson, who is living now, states his father was a slave trader and was the chief sheriff of Webster Co. The runaway slaves were usually caught in this part of the country. The reward was usually...

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