A list of biographies available online for Autauga County Alabama past residents.
An extensive collection of material relating to Autauga County Alabama genealogy, includes vital records, cemeteries, census, history, and other records.
Interviewer: Alfred Farrell Person Interviewed: Sarah Ross Location: Live Oak, Florida Born in Benton County, Mississippi nearly eighty years ago, Sarah is the daughter of Harriet Elmore and William Donaldson, her white owner. Donaldson was a very cruel man and frequently beat Sarah’s mother because she would not have sexual relations with the overseer, a colored man by the name of Randall. Sarah relates that the slaves did not marry, but were forced – in many cases against their will – to live together as man and wife. It was not until after slavery that they learned about the holy
Seaman (Navy); of Guilford County; son of C. T. and Mrs. F. E. Elmore. Entered service May 15, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Hampton Roads, Va. Transferred to Yorktown, Va. Transferred to Pocahontas transport. Later transferred to U. S. S. battleship Kansas–five trips across, troop transport. Served on board U. S. S. Kansas until mustered out–still in reserve. Mustered out at Old Point Comfort, Va., Jan. 20, 1919.
Response to the Negroes Call
Ellen S. Elmore Columbia, S. C, December, 1901 I am told it is my duty to write what I can personally recall of the days of our hard struggle with fate, and because it is so considered, I shall make the effort to penetrate the dark chambers of my heart and brain for what I know lies there, hidden away from even my present consciousness. To bring it back, I must take myself to the beginning of events that bore immediately upon the grand tragedy of the century, to the summer of i860, the last time our whole family was
The Last Bazaar