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Abe & Elizabeth Radford, sold as slaves from Alabama

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Abe & Elizabeth Radford, sold as slaves from Alabama

Posted: 27 Apr 2010 2:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Folsom, Radford
I am not kin, but just passing on information. This interview gives sad details of how these slaves were treated.

University of Oklahoma
Western History Collection
Indian Pioneer Collection
Volume 31
Interview with Mr. Jordan D. Folsom
Date: February 17, 1938

http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/pioneer/papers/12967%20F...

"My father's mother was named Sylvia. She was a young
woman with one child living in Alabama when she, with a
bunch of slaves, was put upon the auction block and sold
to a slave dealer. Sylvia, with Abe Radford and his young
wife, Elizabeth, were all sold to the same dealer, who was
bringing slaves to the Indian Territory and selling them to
wealthy Indians."

"My father was Jordan Folsom and he was the son of
Sylvia, a slave of Dr. Henry Folsom. She only had two
children, my father and the little boy who died soon after
she was brought to the Indian Territory. Sylvia lived to
be very old some said she was a hundred years old when she
died in 1900."

"My mother, Pamelia (or Panelia), was a daughter of Elizabeth and Abe Radford. She was born in the slave quarters on the plantation of Dr. Henry Folsom. She and her mother are buried in Doaksville Cemetery, but Abe Radford was drowned in Red River and his body was never found. That was about two years before the slaves were freed."
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gingermccall 27 Apr 2010 8:24PM GMT 
JDWoods25 30 Aug 2013 4:39PM GMT 
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