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This is a copyrighted document from the electronic archive for Wilma A. Dunaway, Women, Work and Family in the Antebellum Mountain South (Cambridge University Press 2008).

How to Interpret Information Provided:

  • From Left to Right, the list shows County of Origin,  Slave's Name, Where to locate the narrative

  • A locator code (e.g. Slave I, Fisk) is used to refer to each of the collections in which narratives are located. Each locator is followed by a volume number and/or page numbers.

            Example: Slave (6) (a): 382 should be read Slave, vol. 6, part a, p. 382.

  • To determine the collection to which the locator terms refer, check the Bibliography at the end.

Locate Narratives by County & State

Appalachian Counties of:

Alabama     Georgia    Kentucky     Maryland    North Carolina

South Carolina     Tennessee   Virginia    West Virginia

Appalachian Counties of Alabama

AL Jefferson Bell, Oliver  Slave I (1): 55-60; Slave (4)(a): 225-35

AL Talladega  Brown, John  Slave, 7 (a): 24-6

AL Walker  Chambers, Ben  Slave II (3): 669-76

AL Etowah  Clussey, Aunt  Slave I (1): 18-21

AL Jackson  Cole, Thomas  Slave II (3): 783-836

AL Talladega Cowan, Effie  Slave II (6): 2240

AL Cherokee Nation Crawford, Step Slave (8)(b): 262

AL Jackson Finnely, John Slave II (4):1341-50; Slave(4)(b): 35-40

AL Jefferson Flourney, Georgia Slave I (1): 144

AL Talladega Freeman, Henry Slave II (4): 1432-36

AL Cleburne Garlic, Delia Slave I (1): 149-54

AL Jackson Gilliam, George Slave II (1): 1-2

AL Jefferson Goodman, Andrew Slave II (5):1522-9; Slave (4)(b):74-80

AL Northern AL Harrington, Paul Slave II (1): 278

AL northern Holloway, Jane Slave I (1): 187-88

AL Cherokee Nation Ivey, Lewis & Betty Slave I (12): 354

AL Talladega Kirkland, Mollie Slave II (6): 2240-9

AL Talladega McAlpin, Tom Slave (6)(a): 268-71

AL Talladega Madden, Perry Slave (5)(a): 40-46

AL Jefferson Menifee, Frank Slave (6)(a): 278-81

AL Jackson Minton, Gip Slave (10)(a): 100-2

AL Talladega Payne, Elsie Slave I (1): 292-94

AL Jefferson Sheppard, Maugen Slave I (1): 361-62

AL Marshall Starnes, Isom Slave (10)(b): 218-19

AL Talladega Threat, Jim Slave I (12): 325-41

AL Creek Nation Thompson, Cow Tom Slave I (12): 314

AL Coosa Thompson, Penny Slave II (9):3870-7; Slave (5)(b):103-5

AL Coosa Varner, Stephen Slave I (1): 425-8

AL Walker Walker, Dilah Slave (6)(a): 401-3

AL Jefferson Walker, Lula Slave I (1): 431-34

AL Shelby Wesley, Robert Slave (11) (1): 98

AL Talladega Woods, Ruben Slave II (6):4272-6; Slave (5)(4):211-13

Appalachian Counties of Georgia

GA northern GA Anonymous Fisk, pp. 105-9

GA Cherokee Armstrong, Wash Slave II (2): 77-9

GA Habersham Berry, Mary Slave (12) (a): 43

GA Murray Branham, Levi Branham

GA Floyd Brown, Easter Slave (12) (a): 136-40

GA Banks Brown, Julia Slave (12) (a): 142-53

GA Banks Brown, Sally Slave I (3): 94-110

GA Chattooga Burden, Melissa Slave (16) (b): 6

GA Murray Connally, Steve Slave II (3): 914-18

GA Cherokee Nation Coursey, Jane Slave I (12): 293

GA Cherokee Daniels, Julia F. Slave (4) (a): 273-7

GA Murray Davis, Ada Slave II (3): 914-18

GA Floyd Elder, Callie Slave (12) (a): 306-15

GA Floyd Eubanks, Jerry Slave I (7): 687-701

GA Hall Furr, Anderson Slave (12) (a): 344-52

GA Floyd Gillard, Jim Slave (6) (a): 154-6

GA Lumpkin Griffin, Abner Slave I (3): 270-5

GA Cherokee Nation Hardrick, Eliza Slave I (12): 137-40

GA Floyd Hillyer, Morris Slave (7) (a): 138-44

GA Walker Irving, Wm. Slave II (5): 1864-75

GA Bartow Johnson, Jeff Slave I (8): 1161-6

GA Floyd Johnson, Saint Slave (9) (b): 128-29

GA Bartow Mead, William Slave I (4): 428-32

GA Stephens Miller, Harriet Slave (13)(a) 127-31

GA Floyd Montgmoery, Alex Slave I (9): 1522-31

GA Forsyth Moore, Lindsey Slave (17): 229-33

GA Rabun Mosley,Polly & Pank Foxfire 8, pp. 38-46

GA Gordon Neal, Tom W. Slave (10) (a): 181-3

GA Gordon Nealy, Wylie Slave (10) (a): 188-93

GA Bartow Patterson, Sarah J. Slave (10) (a): 286-91

GA Banks Payne, John Slave (10) (a): 304-5

GA Polk Peek, Anna Slave I (3): 478-83

GA Chattooga Perry, Noah Slave I (12): 238-48

GA Cherokee Nation Ratliff, Martha & Drew, Bill Slave I (12): 213

GA Bartow Scott, Mollie H. Slave (10) (b): 128-30

GA Lumpkin Singleton, Tom Slave (13) (a): 264-73

GA Gordon Smith, Alfred Slave I (12): 274-5

GA Union Smith, Jordon Slave II (9):3637-45; Slave 5 (b):36-40

GA Floyd Tanner, Liza M. Slave (10) (b): 254-6

GA Floyd Tillman, Mollie Slave (6) (a): 381-82

GA Gordon Uncle Jake Slave I (3): 616-21

GA Rabun Wadille, Emmeline Slave (11) (a): 13-14

GA Cherokee Nation Whitmire, Eliza Slave I (12): 380-88

GA Cherokee Nation Windham, Tom Slave (11) (a): 210-212

Appalachian Counties of Kentucky

KY Breathitt Bishop, Margaret Coleman

KY Madison Bogie, Dan Slave (16) (b): 1-4

KY Leslie Bowling, Viola Coleman

KY Estill Bruner, Peter Slave (16) (b): 88-90

KY Knox Carey, Stewart Slave (16) (b): 119

KY Lawrence Carter, Edna Coleman

KY Floyd Eaves, Nannie Slave (16) (b): 60-1

KY Bell Gibson, Mandy Slave (16) (b): 74-6

KY Wayne Hall, Carl Coleman

KY Laurel Jones, Amelia Slave (16) (b): 38-9

KY Clinton Miller, Ellen Slave I (2): 283-84

KY Leslie McIntosh, Henry Slave (16) (b) 89

KY Wayne McKee, Jenny Slave (16) (b): 41-41

KY Breathitt Mitchell, Scott Slave (16) (b): 76-7

KY Rockcastle Mullins, Robert Slave (16) (b): 79-80

KY Wayne Oats, Will Slave (16) (b): 18-19

KY Clay Redman, John Slave (16) (b): 41-42

KY Martin Richardson, Alfred Slave (16) (b): 123

KY Floyd Richmond, Charlie Slave (16) (b): 48-51

KY Madison Robinson, Arch Slave (16) (b): 21

KY Bell Shumate, Nelle Coleman

KY Floyd Sturgill, John I. Coleman

KY Knox Sutton, Samuel Slave I (5): 446-51

KY Greenup Tippin, Fannie Slave II (9): 3878-81

KY Wayne Vogler, Gertrude Coleman

KY Clay Word, Sophia Slave (16) (b): 66-8

Appalachian Counties of Maryland

MD Washington Anonymous Still, pp. 218-19

MD Frederick Brown, John Still, pp. 227

MD Frederick Graff, Evan Still, pp. 520

MD Washington Jake, Bob &

Pennington,Stephen Still, pp. 175-76

MD Frederick Jones, George Slave (16) (a): 44-5

MD Frederick Mahoney, Matilda Still, pp. 172-73

MD Washington Mills, Sarah Still, pp. 491

MD Washington Pennington, James Bontemps, , pp. 193-268

MD Frederick Snively, David Still, pp. 527

MD Washington Taylor, Owen & Otho Still, pp. 320-24

MD Frederick Todd, Israel &

Aldridge, Bazil Still, pp. 392

MD Frederick Waters, Jacob & Goulden, Alfred Still, pp. 135-36

MD Allegany Williams, Samuel Still, pp. 123

Appalachian Counties of North Carolina

NC Jackson Anthony, Henry Slave (8) (a): 62-3

NC McDowell Barbour, Mary Slave (14): 79-82

NC Surry Bell, Laura Slave (14): 100-2

NC Wilkes Cofer, Betty Slave I (11): 15-24

NC McDowell Falls, Robert Slave (16) (b): 11-16

NC western NC hills Faucette, Lindsey Slave (14): 303-6

NC Cherokee Nation Cora Gillam

(Mother & kin of) Slave II (1): 68

NC Buncombe Gudger, Sarah Slave (14): 350-6

NC near Burke line Hare, Simon Slave I (8): 912-23

NC Buncombe Osborne, Harve Slave II (1): 115-16

NC w NC/e TN hills Payne, Larkin Slave (10) (a): 306-7

NC Macon Van Hook, John F. Slave (13) (b): 72-96

NC Jackson Williams, Henry A. Slave 11 (a): 166-9

Appalachian Counties of South Carolina

SC northern hills Woods, Cal Slave 11 (a): 229-31

SC Pickens Stenhouse, Maggie Slave (10) (b): 222-5

Appalachian Counties of Tennessee

TN Coffee Anonymous Fisk, pp. 1-16

TN Warren Anonymous Fisk, pp. 53-9

TN Franklin Anonymous Fisk, pp. 86-100

TN Franklin Anonymous Fisk, pp. 113-20

TN White Anonymous Fisk, pp. 129-33

TN Franklin Anonymous Fisk, pp. 141-53

TN Warren Anonymous Fisk, pp. 154-60

TN Bradley Anonymous Fisk, pp. 198-200

TN White Anonymous Fisk, pp. 216-19

TN Franklin Anonymous Slave (19), pp. 205-18

TN Cherokee Nation Bean, Joe & Cosby Slave I (12), p. 46

TN Franklin Bond, Porter Slave I (6), p. 166

TN Grainger Bragg, Tolbert Slave I (5): 20-1

TN Warren Brown, Zek Slave II (3): 497-502; Slave 4 (1): 166-8

TN Meigs Broyles, Maggie Slave (8) (a): 324-28

TN East TN Byrd, Sarah Slave (12) (a) 168

TN Bledsoe Carter, Joseph W. Slave (6) (b): 43-44

TN Warren Cope, Emmeline Slave (11) (b): 84

TN East TN Crissman, Betsy Blassingame, pp. 468

TN Knox Cruze, Rachel Slave I (5): 290-323

TN Rhea Day, James H. Slave II (4): 1163-67

TN Rhea Day, John Slave (4) (a): 302-4

TN Franklin Forrest, Martha Blassingame, pp. 735-6

TN Bledsoe Gardner, Melvina Slave (6) (b): 43-44

TN Franklin Gardner, Nancy Slave (7) (a): 108-14

TN Franklin Givhan, Amy Slave I (10): 2175

TN Hamilton Graham, Sidney Slave I (5) (1): 76-7

TN White Grimshaw, Emma Slave (16) (b): 28-30

TN Knox Gurdner, Julia Slave I (5): 353-4

TN Cherokee Nation Hancock, Filmore Slave I (2):178-89; Slave 11 (2):147-61

TN White Harding, Penn Slave (16) (b): 28

TN McMinn Holbert, Clayton Slave (16) (a): 1-7

TN Anderson Homer, Mary Slave II (5): 1790-6

TN White Johnson, J.O. CWVQ: 1232-3

TN Coffee Jones, Julius Slave I (8): 1215-25

TN White Jordan, Josie Slave (7) (a): 160-4

TN Warren Ken Kannon, Ellis Slave (16) (b): 37-9

TN Franklin Ladly, Ann Slave II (6): 2256-62

TN Franklin McDonald, Kate Slave I (2): 74-76

TN Cherokee Nation Mack, Chaney Slave I (9): 1415-25

TN Scott Lee, Anna Slave II (6): 2273-90

TN Franklin Mathews, Ann Slave (16) (b): 43-6

TN Campbell Moss, Mollie Slave (16) (b): 55-9

TN White Myhand, Mary Slave (10) (a): 177-78

TN Knox Newborn, Dan Slave (10) (a): 211-12

TN Coffee Pinkard, Maggie Slave I (12): 254-59

TN Cherokee Nation Red Bird, Sarah Slave I (9): 1419-20

TN Hamilton Sellers, Fanny Slave II (1): 346-48

TN White Simpkins, Millie Slave (16) (b): 66-9

TN Greene Star, Joseph L. Slave (16) (b): 70-3

TN Jefferson Tate, Mary E. Slave I (5): 212-19

TN Grainger Tate, Preston Slave I (5): 220-1

TN Hamilton Tuttle, Wm. W. Slave II (1): 280-3

TN Hamilton Watkins, Hettie Slave II (1): 280-3

TN Hamilton Watkins, Louis Slave I (5): 230-1

TN Franklin White, Sallah Slave I (5): 461-63

TN Cherokee Nation Wilson, Sarah Slave (7) (a): 344-47

Appalachian Counties of Virginia

VA Frederick Adams, John Q. Adams

VA Blue Ridge Mtns. Adams, Parks & Charlotte Slave II (2): 44

VA Blue Ridge Mtns. Allen, Sarah Slave II (2): 44-7

VA sw VA Anderson, Byrl Weevils, pp. 8-1

VA Russell Banner, Henry Slave (8) (a): 104-6

VA Loudon Bennett, David Still, pp. 260

VA Mathews Brooks, William Weevils, pp. 56-58

VA Albermarle Brown, Ben Slave (16) (b): 11-14

VA Albermarle Brown, Charlotte Weevils, pp. 58-9

VA Albermarle Brown, Eliza Weevils, p.59

VA Montgomery Brown, Eunice Weevils, p. 60

VA VA mountains Brown, Fannie Slave I (6): 290

VA Fauquier Brown, William Drew, pp. 280-2

VA Rockbridge Buchanan, Jenny Still, pp. 521-23

VA Grayson Burke, Sarah Slave (16) (a): 15-17

VA Fauquier Buttler, Henry Slave II (3): 551-9; Slave 4 (a):179-81

VA Fauquier Buttler, Mary Slave (4) (a): 179

VA Botetourt Clark, Fleming Slave (16) (a): 22-5

VA Warren Cody, Pierce Slave (12) (a): 195-200

VA Scott Cox, John R. Slave (16) (b): 33-34

VA Franklin Cunningham, Baily Weevils, pp. 80-3

VA Scott Davis, William Slave II(4):1087-95; Slave(4 )(a):289-94

VA Madison Davis, Noah  Davis

VA Roanoke Duke, Tillie Slave II (4): 1242-43

VA Staunton Elmore, Emanuel Slave (2) (b): 6-10

VA Patrick Farrow, Betty Slave (4) (b): 33-5

VA sw VA Gillard, Hannah Slave (6) (a): 160

VA Rappahannock Grimes, William Grimes

VA Loudon Grigsby, Barnaby Still, pp. 124-29

VA Albermarle Hemings, Madison Blassingame, pp. 474-80

VA Albermarle Hughes, Fountain Berlin, pp. 199-200, 240-41, 281-83, 289- 90, 305, 307-8, 321, 329, 332-33

VA Albermarle Hughes, Louis Hughes, 1897

VA sw Va Ivy, Lorenzo Blassingame, pp. 736-8

VA Loudon Jackson, George Slave (16) (b): 45-8

VA Allegany Jackson, Silas Slave (16) (a): 29-33

VA Roanoke Jacobs, W.I. Weevils, pp. 155-8

VA Pulaski James, Mary Slave I (5): 392

VA Pulaski James, Thomas W. Slave I (5): 390

VA Pulaski James, Tippett Slave I (5): 391

VA Roanoke Jefferson, Ellis Slave (9) (b): 36-37

VA Albermarle Jefferson, Isaac Campbell

VA Albermarle Jefferson, Israel Blassingame, pp. 481-7

VA Albermarle Jefferson, Sarah Slave (10) (a): 93

VA Patrick Johnson, Henry Slave (11) (b): 205-13

VA Washington Johnson, Katie B. Weevils, p. 160

VA Albermarle Johnson, Wm. I. Weevils, pp. 165-70

VA Albermarle Jones, Betty Weevils, p. 180

VA Bedford Kelly, Rosanna Slave (3) (a): 260-61

VA Rockingham Lewis, Ezekiel Slave I (5): 243-4

VA Frederick Lockhart, Dan J. Drew, pp. 45-50

VA Bedford Lowry, Dave Weevils, p. 198

VA Bedford Mack, Marshall Slave (7) (a): 212-14

VA Albermarle Monroe, Garland Weevils, pp. 214-15

VA Loudon Montgomery, Benjmn. Slave I (9): 1537-38

VA Grayson Moore, Hannah Still, pp. 547-50

VA Loudon Murray, Robert Still, pp. 508-9

VA Smythe Pate, Charlotte Slave I (5): 418-19

VA Loudon Pry, Sauney Still, pp. 382

VA Loudon Pusey, David Still, pp. 216-17

VA Rappahannock Quantence, Pascal Still, pp. 421

VA Fauquier Robinson, William Still, pp. 225-26

VA Nelson/Augusta Ruffin, Melinda A. Weevils, pp. 243-4

VA Franklin Showvely, Martha Weevils, pp. 264-5

VA Washington Singfield, Senya Slave (10) (b): 166

VA Montgomery Slate, Serena M. Slave I (11): 40-48

VA Rockingham Slim, Catherine Slave (16) (b): 77-9

VA Mathews Sparks, Elizabeth Weevils, pp. 273-77

VA Shenandoah Stewart, Charles The South, pp. 104-12

VA Fauquier Stewart, James Still, pp. 229

VA Albermarle Terry, Margaret Weevils, pp. 285-6

VA Fauquier Thompson, John Still, pp. 106-7

VA Loudon Thornton, Alfred S. Still, pp. 452-54

VA Alberbarle/Bath Tonsler, Horace Weevils, pp. 286-7

VA Page Veney, Bethany Veney

VA Albermarle Washington, Anna Slave (11) (a): 46-8

VA Wythe Washington, Benjamin Slave (11) (a): 46-47

VA Franklin Washington, Booker Washington

VA Augusta Wsey, Mary E. Weevils, p. 346

VA Albermarle Young, John Slave (11) (a): 255-6

VA Franklin Zeigler, Martha Weevils, pp. 343-5

West Virginia Counties

WV Monroe Allen, Clara Weevils, pp. 5-8

WV Jefferson Anonymous Fisk, pp. 237-40

WV Berkeley Baxter, Caroline Weevils, pp. 19-22

WV WV mtns. Boone, Arthur Slave (8) (a): 210-13

WV Berkeley Brown, Robert Still, pp. 121-22

WV Monroe Campbell, James Slave (16) (b): 18-25

WV Berkeley Cox, John Still, pp. 384

WV Kanawha Davison, Eli Slave II(4):1096-1108;Slave (4)(a):295-7

WV Monroe East, Nancy Slave (16) (b): 35-7

WV on Ohio River Garrett, Lucy Still, pp. 231-32

WV Jefferson Goines, Luke Still, pp. 520

WV Kanawha Grant, Lizzie Slave II (5): 1553-70

WV Monroe Hairston, Davey Slave I (8): 896

WV Jefferson Homes, Walter

(Parents of) Slave II (1): 94

WV Berkeley Jackson, Robert Still, pp. 48-51

WV Harrison Kye, George Slave (7) (a): 172-75

WV Harrison Kye, Joe Slave (7) (a): 172

WV ? Lea, Frances Slave (9) (a): 282-83

WV Ohio Matthews, John W. Slave (16) (b): 72-3

WV Pocohontas Small, Jennie Slave (16) (b): 80-1

WV Mason Stepney, Moses Slave II (4): 354-55

WV Kanawha Stewart, Nan Slave (16) (b): 86-91

WV ? Watson, Baker Slave I (12): 375

WV Greenbrier Williams,Rev.Chas. Slave (16)(b): 111-3; Slave I (5):468-72

WV ? Wych, Peter Slave (13) (a): 118

Bibliography of Collections Where Slave Narratives Are Located

Locator Code and Citation

Adams  Adams, John Q. Narrative of the Life of John Quincy Adams when in Slavery and Now as a Freeman. Harrisburg, PA: Sieg, Printer & Stationer, 1872.

Berlin Berlin, Ira, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller. Remembering Slavery. New York: New Press, 1998.

Blassingame Blassingame, John W., ed. Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1977.

Bontemps Bontemps, A, ed. Great Slave Narratives. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969.

Branham Branham, Levi. My Life and Travels. Dalton, GA., 1929.

Campbell Campbell, Charles, ed. Memoirs of a Monticello Slave. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1951.

Coleman Coleman, J. Winston Papers on Slavery, University of Kentucky Library, Special Collections.

CWVQ The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires. Compiled by Gustavus W. Dyer and John T. Moore. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1985.

Davis Davis, Noah. A Narrative of the Life of Reverend Noah Davis: A Colored Man, Written by Himself at the age of 54. Baltimore,1866.

Drew Drew, Benjamin. A North-side View of Slavery: The Refugee or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada. Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1856.

Fisk Egypt, Ophelia S., Masuoka, H. & Johnson, C.S., Compilers. "Unwritten History of Slavery: Autobiographical Account of Negro Ex-slaves." Fisk University Archives: Social Science Source Document No.1, 1945.

Foxfire 8 Wiggington, Eliot and Margie Bennett, eds. Foxfire 8. New York: Anchor Books, 1983.

Grimes Grimes, William. Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave. New York, 1825.

Hughes Hughes, Louis. Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom. 1897. Reprint. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.

Slave Rawick, George P., ed. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1972, 19 vols.

Slave I Rawick, George P., ed. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography, Supplement I. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1977, 12 vols.

Slave II Rawick, George P., ed. The American slave: A Composite Autobiography, Supplement II. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1979, 10 vols.

Still Still, William. The Underground Railroad. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1872.

The South The South: A Collection from Harper's Magazine. New York: Gallery Books, 1990.

Veney Veney, Bethany. The Narrative of Bethany Veney, A Slave Woman. Worcester, Mass., 1890

Washington Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography. New York: Association Press, 1901.

Weevils Perdue, Charles L., Barden, T.E. & Phillips, R.K., eds. Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-slaves. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976.