OHS home

Ohio Historical Society / The African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920
SEARCH

-or-

BROWSE


MANUSCRIPTS

NEWSPAPERS

PAMPHLETS

PHOTOGRAPHS
& PRINTS


SERIALS


HOME
9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34 
PreviousPrevious Item Description Next Next
Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty, of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured his Freedom by Running Away from his Master's Farm in 1843
			

             LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.

     I, ABEL BOGGUESS, now CHARLES A. GARLICK, was
born near Shinnston, West Virginia, about the mid-
dle of February, 1827, on the plantation of Richard
Bogguess. My parents were slave laborers on the
farm, my mother having charge of the household.
Mr. Bogguess  was a bachelor owning some  three
hundred acres of land in  Harrison County, and his
brother owned five hundred acres adjoining.  I had
eleven brothers and sisters, nine of whom were living
in 1843, when I left the old home for the North and
that freedom I so often dreamed of.
  As will be seen I was then sixteen years old and
it was fully forty years after I threw off the yoke of
bondage and became a freeman, before I again saw
any members  of my  immediate family,  except an
elder brother, Rawley Bogguess Johnson, who took
his departure from our Virginia home a day  or two
before I did, and subsequently found a home in
Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa.  Rawley married prior
to his leaving Virginia, and took his wife and children
with him, and later located in Youngstown where his
children still live.
  Richard Bogguess died some four months prior to
my leaving home, leaving a will which, it was under-
stood, made his colored people free. The adminis-
trator, one George Harter, left the same day I did to




			
Download High Resolution TIFF Image
PreviousPrevious Item Description Next Next

OHS Archives/Library Pamphlet Collection

Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty, of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured his Freedom by Running Away from his Master's Farm in 1843

A.


HOME || CONTACT

ABOUT || CALENDAR || PLACES || RESOURCES || OHIO HISTORY STORE || LINKS || SEARCH
http://www.ohiohistory.org || Last modified
Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211 © 1996-2011 All Rights Reserved.