Barren Co. Bible Records
Courtesy Barrenís Black Roots, Volume 3, Michelle Gorin
Gorin Genealogical Publishing,
(c) May 1993.
According to the
of George Washington Slemmons (white), who married Betsy
Crenshaw in 1812. The Bible was in the possession of Mrs. Walter
Browning, a great-great niece of Washington Slemmons. In the family
Bible is recorded the following.
Slemmons (black woman) was Asher Slemmonís slave. Her children were:
Jefferson Slemmons, born February 1848
Mary W. Slemmons, born 7 April 1851
Davis F Slemmons, born 15 June 1853
Marthy W. Slemmons, born 29 June 1855
Henry Slemmons born 19 July 1858
Overton Slemmons, born 11 Feb 1860
Charles Slemmons, born 14 Sept 1861.
Bible of John Crenshaw
Record of the age of Eliza Huffman (black woman), a slave of John
Eliza was born September 1838
first child Martha Frances was born January 24, 1859
second child Mariah Catherine was born August 2, 1860
third child, James Preston was born April 8, 1862
fourth child, William Right was born May 3, 1863
fifth child was born January 26, 1865. Her name was Amanda Elizabeth
sixth child, Leathy Jane was born July 16th 1868.
Cageniel Alexander Huffman (seventh child) was born July 2, 1869.
Hulet Huffman and Eliza (the
black woman) were married December 26, 1853.