Caroline Stout





Interviewer: Pernella Anderson, colored

Caroline Stout





EX-SLAVES



I was born in Alabama in slavery time. I was sold from my mother after I

was five years old and never did see her again. Was sold to a family by

the name of Mr. Games. There were six of them in family and I was the

seventh. They were very nice to me until I was about 10 years of age.

I would attend to the little kids. They were all boys. Had to sleep on

straw beds and been cooking for myself ever since I was 8 years old.

When about ten they started putting hard work on me and had to pick

cotton and do the work around the house. Was a slave for about 15 years.

After I was freed I moved to Union County and been here ever since.





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