Texas Slavery Data

Newspaper Gleanings:

Sale of Massachusetts Free Negroes
The four Massachusetts free Negroes convicted of an attempt to abduct a slave, were sold at Galveston, in consequence of their inability to pay fines.  Samuel QUALLS, of Alabama bought Anthony HAYS for $325, Levance SMITH for $370, William BROWN $505; he bought to re-sell at Moblie.  John FOURTKEY, of Galveston, bought Jacob THOMPSON for $365 on speculation.
[N.Y. Times, Wed. Feb. 11, 1852, submitted by Shauna L Williams]

 

Death of "Old Black Joe."
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 10 - Joe Parker, a Negro, said to be one hundred and twenty five years old, died at the poor farm here today. His last words were, "Wake up, for the great jubilee and come." Parker had been a slave in Alabama, Georgia and Texas for exactly one hundred years of his life. He was the original of "Old Black Joe" in Milt Barlow's famous character song bering that title.
[December 11, 1885 The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Georgia, submitted by Shauna L Williams]


 

 

Texas Slavery Narratives

 

A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves

TYPEWRITTEN RECORDS PREPARED BY THE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT
1936-1938
ASSEMBLED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROJECT WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 


 

Will Adams

 

William Adams

William M. Adams

Sarah Allen

Andy Anderson

George Washington Anderson

Uncle Willis Anderson

Mary Armstrong

Stearlin Arnwine

John Barker

Joe Barnes

Armstead Barrett

Harriet Barrett

Harrison Beckett

Aunt Virginia Bell

Edgar Bendy

Minerva Bendy

Sarah Benjamin

Jack Bess

Ellen Betts

Charlotte Beverley

 

Francis Black

 

Olivier Blanchard

 

Julia Blanks

 

Elvira Boles

 

Betty Bormer (Bonner)

 

Harrison Boyd

 

Issabella Boyd

 

James Boyd

 

Jerry Boykins

 

Monroe Brackins

 

Gus Bradshaw

 

Wes Brady

 

Jacob Branch

William Branch

Clara Brim

 

Sylvester Brooks

 

Donaville Broussard

 

Fannie Brown

 

Fred Brown

 

James Brown

 

Josie Brown

 

Zek Brown

 

Madison Bruin

 

Martha Spence Bunton

 

Ellen Butler

 

Henry H. Buttler

 

William Byrd

 

Louis Cain

 

Jeff Calhoun

 

Simp Campbell

 

James Cape

 

Richard Carruthers

 

Cato Carter

 

Jack Cauthern

 

Sally Banks Chambers

 

Jeptha Choice

 

Amos Clark

 

Anne Clark

 

Thomas Cole

 

Eli Coleman

 

Preely Coleman

 

Harriet Collins

 

Andrew (Smoky) Columbus

 

Steve Conally

 

Valmar Cormier

 

Laura Cornish

 

John Crawford

 

Green Cumby

 

Tempie Cummins

 

Adeline Cunningham

 

Will Daily

 

Julia Francis Daniels

 

Katie Darling

 

Carey Davenport

 

Campbell Davis

 

William Davis

 

Eli Davison

 

Elige Davison

 

John Day

 

Nelsen Denson

 

Victor Duhon

 

Willie Easter

 

Anderson and Minerva Edwards

 

Ann J. Edwards

Mary Kincheon Edwards

Lucinda Elder

John Ellis

Lorenza Ezell

Betty Farrow

John Finnely

 

Sarah Ford

Millie Forward

Louis Fowler

Chris Franklin

Orelia Alexie Franks

Rosanna Frazier

Priscilla Gibson

Gabriel Gilbert

Mattie Gilmore

Andrew Goodman

Austin Grant

James Green

O. W. Green

Rosa Green

William Green

Pauline Grice

Mandy Hadnot

William Hamilton

Pierce Harper

Molly Harrell

Ann Hawthorne

James Hayes

Felix Haywood

Phoebe Henderson

Albert Hill

Rosina Hoard

Tom Holland

Eliza Holman

Larnce Holt

Bill Homer

Scott Hooper

Alice Houston

Josephine Howard

Lizzie Hughes

Mose Hursey

Charley Hurt

Wash Ingram

Carter J. Jackson

James Jackson

Maggie Jackson

Martin Jackson

Nancy Jackson

Richard Jackson

John James

Thomas Johns

Auntie Thomas Johns

Gus Johnson

Harry Johnson

James D. Johnson

Mary Johnson

Mary Ellen Johnson

Pauline Johnson and Felice Boudreaux

Spence Johnson

Harriet Jones

Lewis Jones

Liza Jones

Lizzie Jones

Toby Jones

Aunt Pinkie Kelly

Sam Kilgore

Ben Kinchlow

Mary Kindred

Nancy King

Silvia King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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