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  • Tags: slavery- Tennessee

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Ellen and Eliza Cooke left Athens, TN, with General Sherman's army in 1863 [during the Civil War].

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Patton was brought from Jackson, TN, to Leon County, FL, about 40 years ago [ca. 1843], as an enslaved young man. His mother's name was Nellie Holmes, and his brothers were Tom and Littleton.

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Jeff Frierson and Mary Burt were reunited and remarried in Shelbyville, TN, in 1903. They had been separated in that county [Bedford County, TN] 44 years earlier, when Mary was sold and taken to Arkansas.

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Dick "was the slave of Edward Bush, a negro trader, who was our father." Montgomery was sold in or near Nashville, Tennessee, when a child, and taken to Missouri. Her brother was sold to someone in Texas.

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Bell had 27 children but only knows the whereabouts of three. She had been enslaved by Montgomery Bell, at Bell's Iron Works in Dickson County, Tennessee.
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