Surname: Wardlaw

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Slave Narrative of Delia Thompson

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Delia Thompson Location: South Carolina Age: 88 “I’s heard tell of you, and sent for you to come to see me. Look lak I can no more git ’bout on dese under pins lak I use to. Dere’s de swing you can set in or chair right by me, now which you rather? I’s glad you takes de chair, ’cause I can keep steady gaze more better on dat face of your’n. Lord! I been here in dis world a long time, so I has. Was born on de Kilgo place near Liberty Hill, don’t know what county ’tis, but heard it am over twenty-five miles from dis town. “My old marster name Jesse Kilgo, so he was, and Mistress Letha Kilgo, dats his wife, good to him, good to me, good to everybody. My young mistress name Catherine, when her marry Marster Watt Wardlaw, I was give to them for a housemaid, ’cause I was trim and light complected lak you see I is dis very day a setting right here, and talking wid you. ‘Members how ’twas young missie say: ‘You come go in my room Delia, I wants to see if I can put up wid you’. I goes in dat room, winter time mind you, and Miss Charlotte set down befo’ de fire, cook one of them pretty foots...

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