Surname: Tatum

Slave Narrative of Pet Franks

Interviewer: Mrs. Richard Kolb Person Interviewed: Pet Franks Location: Aberdeen, Mississippi Age: 92 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 Uncle Pet, 92 year old ex-slave, is the favorite of Ackers’ Fishing Lodge which is situated 14 miles north of Aberdeen, Monroe County. He is low and stockily built. His ancestry is pure African. Scarcely topping five feet one inch, he weighs about 150 pounds. Though he walks with the slightest limp, he is still very active and thinks nothing of cooking for the large groups who frequent the lodge. He has his own little garden and chickens which he tends with great care. “I knows all ’bout slav’ry an’ de war. I was right dere on de spot when it all happened. I wish to goodness I was back dere now, not in de war, but in de slav’ry times. Niggers where I lived didn’ have nothin’ to worry ’bout in dem days. Dey aint got no sense now-a-days. All dey b’lieves in now is drinkin’...

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Tatum Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Tatum Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. 1½ miles south of Wilmington Landing. Gravestones Canvassed, November 1959, by Wade Tatum – non-member. Submitted to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado, Genealogical Committee. MCDANIELS Crowell Wright, b. 15 Mar. 1882, d. 10 July 1888. Child of T. T. & M. E. McDaniels. TATUM B. F., Jr., b. 9 Jan. 1849, d. 16 Jan. 1879. B. F., Sr., b. 6 Aug. 1815, d. 9 Oct. 1896. Mother, Rebecca Tatum. Husband of S. M. Tatum. Rebecca, b. before 1800, d. after 1838. Birth place Alabama. S. M., b. 22 Sept. 1822, d. 28 Jan. 1901. Wife of B. F. Tatum,...

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