Caroline Bonds





Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy

Person interviewed: Caroline Bonds

Russellville, Arkansas

Age: 70





"What's all dis info'mation you askin' about goin' to be for? Will it

help us along any or make times any better? All right, then. My name's

Caroline Bonds. I don't know jist exactly when I was born, but I think

it was on de twentieth of March about--about--yes, in 1866, in Anderson

County, North Carolina.



"So you was a 'Tarheel' too? Bless my soul!



"My old master was named Hubbard, and dat was my name at first. My

parents belonged to Marse Hubbard and worked on his big plantation till

dey was freed.



"I was too little to remember much about what happened after de War. My

folks moved to Arkansas County, in Arkansas, soon after de War and lived

down dere a long time.



"I joined de Missionary Baptis' Church when I was fifteen and has

belonged to it ever' since.



"No sir, I never got in de habit of votin' and never did vote, never

thought it was necessary."





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