George Robertson





Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson

Person interviewed: George Robertson? or George Robinson?

Brinkley, Arkansas

Age: 81





"My papa named Abe Robertson. His owner named Tom Robertson. I was born

in middle Tennessee. My mama named Isabela Brooks. Her master named

Billy Brooks. His wife name Mary Brooks. My master boys come through

here six years ago wid a tent show. My papa went off wid the Yankees.

Last I seed of him he was in Memphis. They took my mama off when I was

a baby to Texas to keep the Yankees from gettin' her. My grandma raised

me. We stayed on the big plantation till 1880.



"I don't want no Sociable Welfare help till I ain't able to work. I

don't want none now."



(To be continued) [TR: no continuation found.]





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