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Phoebe Lyons, Ex-Slave Narrative
			
File							District #6
Copied							Clark County
1-15-41							Racial Group
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			    19/3/270

			PHOEBE LYONS
		     Ex-Slave, 83 years.



	"I wuz ten years ole when Freedom come.  My folks wuz owned by a

fam'ly named Tutts.  Father's name wuz Sam, and my mother's name wuz

Minerva.  Dey wuz five uv us chillun: Bill, Minerva, Henry, Patsy, en

me."  "Ole man Tutts' plantation wuz right little en dey wuz'nt many

slaves."

	"De cabin wuz het by er big fire place.  De beds wuz kivered so 

us kept good en warm.  But de diden' feed us half; us on'y got er peck 

er meal, three pounds er fat meat, en er quart er syrup, fer one week's

feedin'.  Seems like mos' slave owners in Lincum County, Georgia, wuz

mean ter dey slaves, 'cordin' ter whut my folks done tole me."

	"Atterwuds, father en mother dey is gone ter live with Ole Miss

Elliott who wuz some kin ter de Tutts.  Ole Miss done de cookin', en us

fared better in gittin' nuff ter eat.  But mother had to wuk en de fiel'

en plow jus' like er man, en de res' us chilluns big nuff ter pull weeds 

er swing er hoe, wuz out en er fiel' wukin', fum daylight till too dark

ter see."

	"Ole Miss Elliot's house wuz all on one floor, but it had lots

er rooms, en it wuz set up on er hill."

	"Us nebber had no 'musement whilst us wuz slaves, en when prayer

meetin' wuz hol' en de cabins dey sot er tub er water en de center

en all sot roun' it.  Den de tub er water ketch de soun' en Kep' it fum

goin' out de cabin.
			
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