SLAVE NAMES TAKEN FROM THE FARM JOURNAL 1853-1856
OF WILLIAM HENRY ANDERSON
Contributed by Frances Clark Cronin January 15, 2006
William Henry Anderson, son of timothy Anderson & Timnah J. Dikes, was married to Mary Ann Askew daughter of bryant Askew and Mary Ann (Nancy) Bush. William Henry Anderson had a plantation in Hinds,Mississippi. Both William and his wife died at a young age. These names are names that I got from the journal describing daily life on the plantation. This is not a complete listing.
“Uncle Pack” Doctor Cocke called to see Uncle Pack, Nov 24th 1853. “Uncle Pack”, “old Pack died Dec 19, 1853 and was buried on Dec 21st.
Prince, Child of servants Scott & Amanda died Thursday 18th August, 1856
Ced or Zed
Caroline, belonging to Sophronia & Rufus Anderson, younger siblings of Wm Henry. died Thursday Nov 23rd, 1854.
Note from Frances:
I found this fascinating reading. It tells about the weather--its raining--it snowed 2 inches, worked at the saw mill making wagons, planted & picked cotton, worked in the cotten gin, went to their peoples places to help out. Wm Henry would send them to Edwards or Brownsville to pick up items. One of these days I will get around to writing the whoe journal. Slavery is not something that we are proud of but to read this gives us more of an idea of what life was like in the 1850’s.
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