Manuscript/Mixed Material William M. Adams, Fort Worth, Texas

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WIKEJAM M. ADAMS, spiritualist
preacher and healer, who lives
at 1404 Illinois Are., Jt. Worth,
Texas, was horn a slave en the
James Davis plantation, in San
Jaeinto Co., Texas. After the
war he worked in a grocery,
punched cattle, famed and preached. Bo moved to It. Worth la 1902.

"I was ho*n 93 jeers ago, dat la vhut my mother says.
We didn* keep no record like folks doea today.

All I know is

I been yere a long time. My mother, si* was Julia, Adawa and
my father he was James Adams.

She's bo'n in Holliu Springs,

Mississippi and my father, now den, he was bo'n ill. Tier Ida*
He was a Black Creek Indian. Sere was 12 of us eMllen. When
I was 'bout seven de missus, the oome and gits me for her servant.

Z lived in de hi** house till she die.

Her <*nd Marster

Davis was powerful coed to ae.
"Marster Davis he was a bic lawyer and de owner of a

But all I do was wait on ole els BUS.

pipe for her and I helped her wld her knlttia'
all de tiae.

I'd li She give me money

She had a little trunk who keeped noney la and lots

of times I'd have to pack it down wid ay feet a.
"I dl member Jus' how many slaves dere was, hut dere was
more'n 100.

I saw as much ae 100 soil at a time,

When day tuk a

bunch of slaves to trade, day put ohajLas on ea.
"De other slaves lived in log cabins back of de bic house.
Dey had dirt floors and beds dat waa made out of ee'n shucks or
straw. At nits dey burned de lamps for 'bout as hour, den de ever 1-


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Federal Writers' Project: Slave Narrative Project, Vol. 16, Texas, Part 1, Adams-Duhon
-  Includes narratives by Adeline Cunningham, Agatha Babino, Amos Clark, Andrew (Smoky) Columbus, Andy Anderson, Anne Clark, Armstead Barrett, Betty Bormer (Bonner), Campbell Davis, Carey Davenport, Cato Carter, Charlotte Beverly, Clara Brim, Donaville Broussard, Edgar Bendy, Eli Coleman, Eli Davison, Elige Davison, Ellen Betts, Ellen Butler, Elvira Boles, Fannie Brown, Francis Black, Frank Bell, Fred Brown, George Washington Anderson (Wash), Green Cumby, Gus Bradshaw, Harriet Barrett, Harriet Collins, Harrison Beckett, Harrison Boyd, Henry H. Buttler, Issabella Boyd, Jack Bess, Jack Cauthern, Jacob Branch, James Boyd, James Brown, James Cape, Jeff Calhoun, Jeptha Choice, Jerry Boykins, Joe Barnes, John Barker, John Bates, John Crawford, John Day, Josie Brown, Julia Blanks, Julia Francis Daniels, Katie Darling, Laura Cornish, Louis Cain, Madison Bruin, Martha Spence Bunton, Mary Armstrong, Minerva Bendy, Monroe Brackins, Mrs. John Barclay (Nee Sarah Sanders), Nelsen Denson, Olivier Blanchard, Preely Coleman, Richard Carruthers, Sally Banks Chambers, Sarah Allen, Sarah Ashley, Sarah Benjamin, Simp Campbell, Stearlin Arnwine, Steve Connally, Sylvester Brooks, Tempie Cummins, Thomas Cole, Valmar Cormier, Victor Duhon, Virginia Bell, Wes Brady, Will Adams, Will Daily, William Adams, William Branch, William Byrd, William Davis, William M. Adams, Willis Anderson, Zek Brown.
-  Interviews were conducted in Abilene, Anahuac, Austin, Beaumont (by Fred Dibble and Rheba Beehler), Brownwood, Centerville, Cleveland and Shepherd, Corsicana, Dallas, Double Bayou, El Paso, Fort Worth, Goodrich, Hondo, Houston, Huntsville, Itasca, Jacksonville, Jasper, Karnack, Liberty, Madisonville, Marshall, Mart, Mclennan County, Palestine, San Angelo, San Antonio, Texarkana, Tyler, Uvalde, Waco, and Woodville, Texas.
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