Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves

North Carolina Narratives, Part 2

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Author: Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.)
Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,427 / 224 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.5
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 744
Added to site: 2010.02.08
mnybks.net#: 26609
Origin: gutenberg.org
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er: Isaac Johnson Editor: Daisy Bailey Waitt


ISAAC JOHNSON Lillington, North Carolina, Route 1, Harnett County.

"I am feelin' very well this mornin', while I don't feel like I used to. I done so much hard work, I'm 'bout all in. Dey didn't have all dese new fangled things to do work an' go 'bout on when I wus a boy. No, no, you jes' had to git out an' do all de work, most all de work by hand. I wus ten years old when de Yankees come through. I wus born Feb. 12, 1855.

"I belonged to Jack Johnson. My missus' name wus Nancy. My father wus Bunch Matthews; he belonged to old man Drew Matthews, a slave owner. My mother wus named Tilla Johnson. She belonged to Jack Johnson, my marster. De plantation wus near Lillington, on the north side o' de Cape Fear River and ran down to near de Lillington Cross roads one mile from de river. I had one brother and six sisters. My brother wus named Phil and my sisters name Mary, Caroline, Francis and I don't remember de others names right now. Been so lon

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