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Jefferson Turner
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TitleJefferson Turner
DescriptionNotes taken from an interview of Mrs. J.W. Earley by Knox College Professor of Sociology, J. Howell Atwood. The notes are about Jefferson "Jeff" Turner, a former slave. Atwood conducted extensive research from 1930-1960 about the Galesburg African American community.
SubjectSlaves
Named PersonTurner, Jefferson; Early, Mrs. J.W.; Allen, Bertha Green; Carr, Clark E.;
CreatorAtwood, Jesse Howell;
TypeText
Formatpdf
IdentifierJ. Howell Atwood Manuscript Collection (box 8)
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2010-04-23
TranscriptMrs. J.W. Earley
Jefferson Turner ("Jeff")
(Mrs. J.W. Earley's great grandfather)
daughter of Bertha Green Allen)
Came via the underground
R.R. from [illegible characters erased] in 18
As a slave he was separated
fr. his wife before their daughter
Fannie was born. He never
saw her, tho he lived to see his
3 grandchildren and 8 great
grandchildren. Both lived on


He worked for Clark E. Carr
for some years.
Later he collected rags.
Was active until his death
though the last 3 years he
was merely busy around the
house. Died at 110 years.
Left a home on North
Whitesboro between Main and
North (since burned) & about
$1, 000.
Physical Descriptionhandwritten on 8.5 x 5.25 (half) sheet
Filenamenotespage47.tif
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