Location: Cherokee County SC

Slave Narrative of Jesse Rice

Interviewer: Caldwell Sims Person Interviewed: Jesse Rice Date of Interview: January 8, 1938 Location: Gaffney, South Carolina Stories From Ex-Slaves “My people tells me a lot about when I was a lil’ wee boy. I has a clear mind and I allus has had one. My folks did not talk up people’s age like folks do dese days. Every place dat I be now, ‘specially round dese government folks, first thing dat dey wants to know is your name. Well, dat is quite natu’al, but de very next question is how old you is. I don’t know, why it is,

Slave Narrative of Silas Smith

Interviewer: Caldwell Sims Person Interviewed: Silas Smith Date of Interview: November 12, 1937 Location: Gaffney, South Carolina “Lawsey, honey chile, how does I know jes’ when I was born. All sech as dat don’t mean nothing to us old slave time darkies. De mis’tus say, ‘Silas, you sho was thirteen years old when dat ‘Federate War wound up! Dat’s all I knows and dat’s what I goes by. De white folks is worrying ’bout my age being in sech and sech a year and all de like of dat. No sech as dat don’t worry Silas, kaise he sho don’t

Cherokee County, South Carolina Census Records

Cherokee County was formed from Spartanburg, Union and York counties in 1897. 1900 Cherokee County, South Carolina Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1900 Cherokee County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Cherokee County, South Carolina Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1910 Cherokee County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1910 Census Transcription (Partial) Draytonville, 1 of 2 Draytonville, 2 of 2 Cherokee Township, 1 of 5