Marion County Slave Narratives




The Slave Narratives of Texas (Index)
By Helen M. Ross

Texas Slave Narratives - a very good website

The Library of Congress  website American Memory Home has two set of Slave Narratives: Slave Narratives ~ Audio Interviews ~ 1932-1975 and Slave Narratives, Federal Writers' Project ~ Multiformat ~ 1936-1938

Francis Black was born at Grand Bluff, Mississippi, about 1850, on the Jim Carlton plantation. When five years old, she was stolen and taken to the slave market in New Orleans. Failing to sell her there, the slave traders took her to Jefferson, Texas, and sold her to Bill Tumlin .

Lee Pierce was born a slave of Evans Spencer , in Marshall, Texas. Lee was sold to a trader in 1861, and bought by Henry Fowler , of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Andrew "Smoky" Columbus , Was born in 1859 on the John J. Ellington plantation, in Davis County (now Cass), one mile south of Linden. He continued in the service of the Ellington's until about 1878, at which time he moved to Jefferson.