The American Converts Database

Jennie Bowen

Dublin Core

Title

Jennie Bowen

Subject

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Bowen, Jennie

Birth Date

1847

Birthplace

Camden, AL

Sex

female

Race

African American

Places of residence

Religions

Biographical Quotation

"De Fishers was Pres'terians an' dey had dere own church on de place. Eve'ybody had to go on Sunday; de white folks sittin' in de front, de colored folks in de back. De onl'es' holidays us niggers had was Chris'mas an' New Years. On dese days us all exchanged gif's.

"My pappy an' mammy atter de war farmed on shares wid Cap'n Fisher. I was ma'ied 'bout dis time, white folks, to Sam Bowen, who long been daid. Us had a big weddin' an' de two Mistis Fishers (Massa's daughters) baked us a cake an' I sont a piece to all my white frien's for dem to dream on. Atter I come to Mobile, I changed my 'ligion to bein' a Babtist."


Bibliography

WPA Slave Narrative Project, Alabama Narratives, Volume 1, Federal Writer's Project, United States Work Projects Administration (USWPA); Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

Files

Citation

“Jennie Bowen,” The American Converts Database, accessed October 21, 2017, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/787.

Item Relations

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