Kendrick, 98, recalls
people who were slaves in the Shield Area. Some former
slaves that she knew were Myra Wheeler, John Greene, Frank
Lee, Henry Dant, Alee, and Cele Allen.
didnít allow children to call slaves Mr. and Mrs. They
used the title of Aunt of Uncle.
work of the slaves she knew was farm work, which was hard
work. Many of the slaves stayed in the little cabins
provided for them after freedom, because they could not find
recalls being told about people who after their freedom went
to look for their mates, who had been sold, only to discover
that they had new partners.
the owner thought marriage was important, the slaves were
Slaves were often baptised and slave owners brought them to
church. At the Big Creek Presbyterian Church there is a
balcony where slaves were seated during services. Slaves are
buried in unmarked graves at the Brush Creek Church.