The American Converts Database

Henry Cheatam

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Title

Henry Cheatam

Subject

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Cheatam, Henry

Birth Date

1850

Birthplace

West Point, MS

Sex

male

Race

African American

Places of residence

Religions

Biographical Quotation

"Dey would bury de slaves same as dey done de white folks, but us didn't eben have no babtizin' on 'count of dat oberseer. He didn't lak for us to git no religion."

"I'se tried to do raght and ain't never been in but one fight in my life. I now belongs to de Corinthian Babtist Church, an' I's tryin' to live so when de good Lawd calls I'll be ready to answer wid a clean soul."

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

“Henry Cheatam,” The American Converts Database, accessed August 23, 2017, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/791.

Item Relations

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