"Crossing the river," Iberville South, August 11, 1894

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Title

"Crossing the river," Iberville South, August 11, 1894

Subject

African-Americans--Louisiana

Description

A short article in the Iberville South reports the death on August 4, 1894 of an unnamed African American woman at the age of 103. The article indicates that the deceased was a member of the black Catholic community from Maryland purchased by the Beaty (Batey) family and resettled on the West Oak plantation, which strongly suggests that she was one of the "GU272," the community owned and sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838.

The Georgetown Slavery Archive thanks Jessica Tilson for contributing this source.

The GU272 Memory Project at American Ancestors indicates that the woman referred to in this article is Anny, the wife of Len Queen.

Creator

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Source

Iberville South, August 11, 1894, https://www.newspapers.com/image/368623734

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1894-08-11

Contributor

Jessica Tilson, Adam Rothman

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Newspaper article

Identifier

GSA453

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Text

Our good old folks are one by one crossing the river. On Saturday night 4th a centenarian passed from earth. She was one hundred and three years of age, a colored person and one of the old Catholic slaves brought from Maryland by the Beaty family. The negros of the West Oak plantation are distinctively a Catholic community and ever considered the most reliable in the State,

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Citation

Georgetown Slavery Archive, “"Crossing the river," Iberville South, August 11, 1894,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed February 7, 2023, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/538.

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